Memorial Day Poems

Memorial Day Poems

Poems for Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives and blood of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.

Patriotic Poems for Memorial Day

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  1. But You Didn't

    • By Merrill Glass

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
    I thought you'd kill me...
    But you didn't.

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    This poem truly moved me. I am waiting for my husband to come home from hospital. He has been there for four weeks now and is still in intensive care. He was admitted with sepsis, and so much...

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  3. A Mother's Tear

    Poem About How War Changes Someone

    There's more to the story,
    than what just appears.
    A war written story,
    from blood and from tears.

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    Definitely it has touched my heart. Not mine, but on each reader's minds, this poem has created a very emotional ache. It is about freedom, fight, love and pain. And this poem describes...

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  4. We Never Forget

    Brothers and Sisters at rest
    we never forget
    the gift you give
    we still receive...

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    I was looking for a Memorial Day Poem to be read at our church on Sunday. The title of this poem spoke to me and not looking at the author I clicked on it. You can't imagine the pride I...

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  6. To The Vietnam War...

    • By Anna
    • Published: December 2010
    Poem About Emotions Felt Fighting A War

    Vietnam War

    Setting off to Vietnam
    Feeling proud, feeling strong...

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    I was totally moved by this poem.....I married August 28, 1966 and my 1st husband of 4 months left for Vietnam December 26, 1966 which was my last time I saw him. I became a widow on...

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  7. Everyone Calls Me A Hero

    • By Katy Beal
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Difficulty Returning Home After War

    What do I hear?
    What do I see?
    Men crying, begging.
    Bodies? Thousands....

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    I don't know anyone who has been deployed and has guilt, thinking they are a murder. Most are just doing what they need to know order to survive. There is a lot of guilt and trauma that we,...

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  8. Somewhere Out There

    • By Dr. Bill McDonald
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Those Fighting For Freedom

    Picture

    Somewhere out there today,
    In a land far, far away,
    A soldier rides patrol,
    Knowing not what may unfold.

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    I just wanted to say that this poem definitely fits the occasion! May we never forget the past or the fallen, yet learn from them instead!

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  10. 1914-1918 War

    Soldiers Bravely Giving Their Lives For Our Freedom

    They sacrificed their lives, entered the gates of hell,
    Onward they stumbled, while all around them fell,
    War weary, ragged, faces dirt encrusted, black.
    Impatient for the whistle, ready for attack.

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  11. Final Salute

    A Military Funeral

    The honor guard stands sentinel and stiff-backed.
    Their tears silently fall, for their brotherhood was forged in combat.

    One of their own will be laid to rest,

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  12. Like Father Like Son

    • By Douglas Mcguire
    • Published: December 2008
    Poem About Father And Son Serving Country

    Tyler James was just a baby when his daddy died in Nam.
    He was raised by a sister and a hard working mom.
    He was raised to love his country, and every time he saw the flag.
    He thought of his father, and how he gave all that he had....

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  13. We Honor You Today

    • By Susan R. Smith
    • Published: May 2017

    To all of our veterans
    Far and near.
    We thank you for your service
    For all those years.

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