They never considered it a question of worth but always counted themselves lesser than the greater gain. Now free from a nation they freed, and lost to the lives they saved, they wonder from the heavens in valor and silence at a those in this barbecuing, forgetful nation who merely consider the day an occupational hazard.
Memorial Day isn’t so much about being happy, but about taking a thankful moment of silent honor away from the grill to recall their merits of sacrifice at any price.
Then eat your burger, jump in your pool and be very, very happy that a complete stranger once believed you were worth it.
If graves could speak upon your visit
They’d tell you how their resting isn’t
In nor under dirt and stone
But in the hearts of those at home.
And ask today you be so kind
Go hug on those they left behind.