Faye Sizemore

LITTLE FLAGS UPON THE HILL
For Veteran’s Day 2004… and because everyday is Veteran’s Day

ALT
Memorial Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio
Photograph Copyright 2004 by Anthony W. Pahl
On the little hill…
hear the graves speaking
……… Just what is it
that they are seeking
Heed the signs that are there
… the muted battle-cry
the whoosh of a saber drawn to air
What is the purpose… Why…
The muted marching of feet…
the bugle in the distance
… sounding no retreat
There is no retreat from the dust
Muted voices are heard…
‘Remember… please… remember us!’
Battle sounds remain
though battles are o’er
These Brave soldiers
will go to war no more
They have fulfilled
their country’s trust
They are sleeping
the sleep of the just
… under the little flags
on yonder hill
and… so remember them…
we always will…