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Forget-Me-Notcountry as flag
Forget-Me-Not
For I died for thee
Died that you might be
That brothers brave above my moldering grave
May fight on, mankind's liberty to save
Ever giving battle for the righteous might
Might continue to fight the good fight.

Forget-Me-Not
For I died for my country
To keep us brave! To keep us free
I died so in radiance ever bright
Might burn freedom's light
To before a despots raucous glee
Never have to bend subservient knee.

Forget-Me-Not
For truly, in faithfulness I gave my all
In friendship that you might stand tall
In brotherhood to maintain the sacred truth in veracity
Bearing this nation's virtue in integrity
Shining purity in a brave new destiny
Of love, of honor, of loyalty in fidelity.

Forget-Me-Not
For to a warrior's glory
This cavalier as in the age-old story
Has taken that last helicopter ride
For in the stead of thee I died
Gone now to heaven's reward on the other side
To Fiddler's green to eternally bide.

Forget-Me-Not
For I've now placed the mantle of protector of the right on thee
Defending self-determination for all the world to see
To promote the concept of freedom
To restore to the world a patriot's wisdom
To set bastions of our ideals high on a hill
To bring justice for all, what a glorious thrill.
By Gary Jacobson
Copyright 2010
Listed July 21, 2010

About Author... In 1966-67, Gary Jacobson served with B Co 2nd/7th 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam as a combat infantryman and is the recipient of the Purple Heart.

Gary, who resides in Idaho writes stories he hopes are never forgotten, perhaps compelled by a Vietnamese legend that says, "All poets are full of silver threads that rise inside them as the moon grows large." So Gary says he writes because "It is that these silver threads are words poking at me � I must let them out. I must! I write for my brothers who cannot bear to talk of what they've seen and to educate those who haven't the foggiest idea about the effect that the horrors of war have on boys-next-door."

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