by Anthony Pichoff
I taught the kids in Sunday school
Why we celebrate Memorial Day.
How it came to be from a disparate
Holiday called Decoration Day
When family members of fallen
Civil War soldiers, Union and Confederate,
Took time to remember their soldiers’
Sacrifice and honor with their reverence;
Decorating their graves-
This nation binding hallowed ground-
With flags and flowers
Nationwide, proud and profound.
Celebrating with different days until World War
United our nation in mourning
And incorporated our fallen from every war.
We connected them to scripture, John 15:13-
No greater love hath a man
Than would lay down his life for his friend.
A Soldier is a godly man,
Or woman as the case may be,
For those who’ve fallen in battle laid down their lives
For their Buddies, our nation,
Our way of life…
I taught them this because they need to know
That their freedom is not free.
Our Soldiers, just like Jesus on the cross,
They all died for you and me.