Friday, May 27, 2011

To Honor Those Who Lived A Cause

Flowers and flags in devoted array
A loving tribute this Memorial Day
This moment this day and so a pause
To honor those who lived a cause
With valor and sacrifice life they gave
And embraced the call yet to be brave
Answered they did to liberty's plea
That freedom be held for a you, a me
Memory of each life gone never to fade
Live we life's blessings for sacrifice made.

In loving gratitude to all who served and serve in faith ever new.
...lest we forget...

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Flanders Field, Painting, Willy Werner.

A most special remembrance and tribute to:

Lt. Col. Michael L. Murphy, USMC who was killed on the night of Dec. 11, 2000
along with three other brave Marine Warriors
while test pi
loting the MV22 Osprey Helicopter.

His soaring spirit ever present.


  1. AMEN! I also pay tribute to those who did not physically die on the battlefield but suffered unseeable injuries to their mind and soul. They always say "why wasn't it me?" "He had a wife and child, why did he die and not me?" And there is no answer...

  2. Theanne, Yes, and so too, the needed support and understanding of the emotional ravages of war lived in mind and heart.