Fallen Trees

     On Sunday November 11th we celebrate “Veteran’s Day” here in the U.S.. It is a time of remembrance and a time to express our gratitude to those who gave so much for so many. Over the next couple of days I’ll post a few poems dedicated to the men and women who have served and to those who are currently in uniform. I extend my sincerest and deepest gratitude to you all.


In Everlasting Memory


Fallen Trees

Fallen comrades,

as fallen trees,

rest with Mother Earth.

Ancients felled,

or the freshly hewn,

have given all their worth.


Leaves departed,

limbs are gone,

but deep, their roots remain.

Lest we forget,

how tall they stood,

let us weep, at Taps refrain.


 Jack Downing

Jan. 2012




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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Fallen Trees

  1. gold price says:

    We are never quite sure that as a nation we do our duty by our servicemen and women – in terms of their pay, conditions, equipment, and the dangers they face. And we are never quite sure that we ­adequately express our gratitude for what they do.

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