Costs dearly
Remembering dedicated service
Selfless sacrifices of many


Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.  By the 20th century Memorial Day was extended to honor all Americans who died in all wars.

I wish to express my appreciation for all the military men, women and animals who selflessly dedicated their lives for our personal freedoms in the United States.  I also appreciate the dedication and sacrifices of our allies as well.  

Thank you!!


Written in the form of Elfje – a Dutch form consisting of 11 words spread over 5 lines

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Freedom

  1. granbee says:

    A very fine tribute to our fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate for us! Thank you for so honoring these men and women and those still serving.


  2. Amen to all your words here Becca xx


  3. Thank you for saying that, Becca, on behalf of so many of us. Laurie F.


  4. Reblogged this on Inside the Mind of Isadora and commented:
    Memorial Day Thoughts ….!!!!


  5. Well said, Becca … I am reblogging this.
    Peace – God Bless America


  6. siggiofmaine says:

    Great post ! I’m sure it will be meaningful to many.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


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