American Heart Wreath Annie's "Memorial Day Welcome" Page American Heart Wreath
Antique Blue and Ecru Ribbon
~Celebrated the last Monday in the month of May~
May 30th, 2011~

Shaker box, doll and fabric circa 1870
"To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
For a long time I thought that this quote was "author unknown" until a
visitor to my pages shared this with me: This is a paraphrase of a line
in the poem by Hugh Robert Orr, entitled, "They Softly Walk". The
original line reads, "They are not dead who live in hearts they
leave behind".


In the United States, Memorial Day is on the last Monday
in May and honors Americans who gave their lives
for their country in wars.

Our house is not a home anymore,
since you left to go to war
I miss your voice, your touch, your smile
and oh so very much more.

Today I had a visit from a soldier back from war.
I knew the moment that I heard, the knock upon the door
that you would not return to me,
no never, any more.

Now how do I go on with life
my heart has stopped, I can not breathe
my ears can't hear your voice and fear is constantly near.
Without you now my love, my heart is full of fear.

The shock and pain are slowly, trying to subside
for I know the Lord will comfort me, each and every time
I bring my needs before Him, with a prayer upon my lips.
For He is my fortress and the rock from whom I'll never hide.

The Bible promises comfort
to every one who mourns,
for the Lord will wipe away my tears
and bring me back some joy.

I never will forget you dear,
You will always be in my heart
but for now the Lord has chosen
in His divine wisdom that we must be apart.

I know that we will meet again, remember that my dear
for time is not the same in heaven, so you need not fear.
A day is as a thousand years and as long as this is true
our next meeting will seem as though it's only been an hour, a day, or two.

---Written by Annie 1998---
Font for this poem is Tempus Sans ITC


"...from these honored dead, we take increased devotion to that cause for
which they here gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here
highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain...

~Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address~


Events & Specials

2009 National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast live
PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday,
May 30th, 2011 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm ET (check local listings).

Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance at 3PM.
"On Monday May 30th, 2011, pause at 3:00pm local time for a minute of
respectful silence for those who have died in the service of our
nation. During that minute, television and radio stations throughout
America will air simultaneously a 60-second spot which includes
"Taps". Turn on your radio or television to join your fellow
Americans in putting Memorial back in Memorial Day."
Visit the organizers:
No Greater Love Web Page

Memorial Day Email Cards:
Memorial Day is observed ~Monday
May 30th, 2011~
Send someone a FREE
Memorial Day Card now
and post date it for delivery on May 30th!!!

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Other Related Pages by Annie:
Annie's Veterans Day Page
Annie's 4th of July Welcome Page
Annie's "Send Christmas Mail to Our Troops" Page
Annie's Armor of God Page
Annie's Flag Day Page
Annie's Presidents Day Page
Annie's Armed Forces Day Page
Annie's President's Day Adoptions Page
Annie's "Fourth of July Adoptions" Page

Here are my other Memorial Day Pages:
Annie's Memorial Day Page
Annie's Memorial Day Links Page
Annie's Memorial Day Symbols & Things Page
Annie's Memorial Day Gifts & Awards Page
Annie's Memorial Day Kids Page


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