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. To Them We Owe

    Poem For Remembrance Day About Sacrifice Of Soldiers

    Happened today, and in the past;
    Sacrifice made, for ours to last.

    Wives to widows, families torn;

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  6. Remember

    • By Victor C. Kleinschmit
    • Published: May 2016
    Remembering Fallen Soldiers

    Someone's child, left long ago,
    A strange land,
    Someone's foe.

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  7. On This Memorial Day

    • By Emily Toma
    • Published: June 2014
    Short Memorial Day Poem


    Remember those who served before.
    Remember those who are no more.
    Remember those who serve today.
    Remember them as we eat and play....

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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Somewhere Out There

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


    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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