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Memorial Day: Summer Beginscountry as flag
A moment's pause by Grandma's grave;
Then a heartfelt salute for those who gave
Their all in one of the many wars
And departed this life on some foreign shore.

Let's leave a rose for Daddy dear,
And bless Mama's stone with a jeweled tear.
The memories are warm on this special day
Of all of those who have gone away.

With a final sigh, our duties are done;
A glance at our watch tells us we must run
To catch the sales at some of the shops
And then prepare the ribs and chops

For the usual holiday gala cookout.
Isn't that what this day is all about?
By Thurman P. Woodfork
Copyright 2003
Listed March 31, 2011
 

About Author... Thurman P. Woodfork (Woody) spent his Air Force career as a radar repairman in places as disparate as Biloxi, Mississippi; Cut Bank, Montana; Tin City, Alaska; Rosas, Spain and Tay Ninh, Vietnam. In Vietnam, he was assigned to Detachment 7 of the 619th Tactical Control Squadron, a Forward Air Command Post located on Trai Trang Sup. Trang Sup was an Army Special Forces camp situated about fifty miles northwest of Saigon in Tay Ninh province, close to the Cambodian border. After Vietnam, Woody remained in the Air Force for nine more years.

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