Remember (For Memorial Day)

Remember: a soul is scarred when it bears witness
to the human animal stripped to its most aggressive
frailties. The knowledge of guns, of bombs, of
unquenchable fires, it is those that burn
the within.

Remember: who went to war may not come home
and never the same.

Remember: the greatest crime against liberty is
indifference.

Remember. It is a small thing, to keep an image of the
bravery, the sacrifice, the honor of service held tight
in memory, for such a thing can never repay the debt
owed to men, to women lost to us in the great
struggle.

But it can mean the world just not being forgotten.
Tell them “thank you”; tell them that you are
forever grateful; tell them:

We will remember.

*

Copyright 2009 by Michael Marsters.
All rights reserved.

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