This poem is Memorial Day for me. Each Memorial Day, we would have a short parade, then a dedication of the flags – aka those vets who died and whose families donated their flags to the Avenue of Flags would have them christened as such.
Poppies – I have several in my car because if I encounter a VFW vet selling them for a fundraiser, I buy one. They remind me of my grandparents – my grandpa especially who served in WWII and Korea. Having a red poppy in my car seems right.
Today, remember -today honor – those have have died under the US flag for freedom for democracy for whatever they were told to do. That’s how it works. They don’t choose their battles – they fight others.
Your motivation today? Read the constitution – get what it means – and honor what it stands for – freedom – even if you don’t agree with it or get it.
Because people served and they died for someone to have a voice. Hear it today…
Because by hearing it, you honor it….