Del “Abe” Jones

MEMORIAL DAY, 2003

A time for picnics, time off work
Vacations and the “Indy”
A holiday, too often times
We forget what it should be.

A time to pay respect to those
Who rallied to the battle cry
Who gave their lives for liberty
Those freedoms for you and I.

Such a waste of brave young souls
Some still struggling through their youth
Who faced and fell willingly
Before wartimes’ awful truth.

So as we share this holiday
With our friends or family
Take a moment to give thanks to
Those who died so we’d stay free.

Let us strive for world peace
For the end of greed and hate
For next time, after “the war”
It just may be too damned late.