color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: Rest Easy, Sleep Well...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Rest Easy, Sleep Well...

May 30 is the traditional Memorial Day. I will attend the memorial service at the flagpole on the grounds of the Veterans Hospital in Prescott, Arizona (which was originally Fort Whipple in 1864. I'll post on the ceremony later. In the meantime, I recognize the traditional Memorial Day with this as a reminder... again... of those who gave all... for all of us.
Arlington National Cemetary at Christmas

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell,
the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell!
As for all those wreaths? These wreaths -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. Here's the story on that.

3 Comments:

At 11/20/2006 3:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know God is smiling down on Merrill Worcester. May his days be blessed by our Father in Heaven.

 
At 12/07/2007 7:18 AM , Blogger RanDair said...

Dan Barr one of the directors of the HIMS male choral group, of Winona, MN, wrote music to this "poem". We will be performing it in our Christmas Concert this year.

John Porter - member of HIMS

 
At 12/18/2007 1:06 PM , Anonymous Cathy Fane said...

Thanks for caring for our fallen soldier, Merrill. My son is in Iraq as I speak and I would love to know that a total stranger believed that he should be honored in such a glorious way should he die for our country. God Bless You.

 

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