Memorial Day Weekend

Taking time to remember
our loved ones,
the ones who serve our country,
and I don’t know how
those who’ve lost a son
or a daughter
or a husband or a wife
can bear it.

My son graduated  from Camp Pendleton, San Diego, three years ago;
I’m so proud to see him
standing tall
but, so apprehensive
about days to come.

Who knows what will be asked
of those who serve, and
of those who love them?

It’s a matter of trust,
and gratitude
for the military,
for our freedom,
for America,
one nation under God.

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7 thoughts on “Memorial Day Weekend”

  1. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing these photos with us! You must be very proud of your son. Thank you for raising such a fine young man and for his service to our country.

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  2. Bellezza,
    Beautiful post!
    I thought I recognized Camp Pendleton, and then I read your touching words.
    Please thank your son for his service to our country.

    Like

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