Memorial Day, who better to be remembered then, than those who lie in eternal rest at Arlington National Cemetery? And may God grant all who’ve served and sacrificed, the peace they so greatly deserve! Here at Arlington and at all of our cemeteries around this nation honoring and remembering our heroes of all generations!  

May God grant them peace.

May God grant them peace.


Crosses and stars

perfectly rowed

on manicured fields

so patiently mowed.


Red, white and blue

in contrast to green

in every direction

in multitudes seen.


Yes, crosses and stars

of alabaster white

precisely so placed

dressed left and dressed right.


Markers to tell

the names and the ranks

of those who have passed

and to whom, we owe thanks.


To those who have served

to keep us all free

they rest now in peace

with God now, they be.


Jack Downing

May 2012

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2 Responses to Arlington

  1. I can only imagine how Arlington would inspire such a reflective and honorary poem as this. Beautiful.

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