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A Sand Shark Salute To Those Who Serve

May 23, 2014

 

“I may be here for a short while, gone tomorrow into oblivion or until the days come to take me away. But, in whatever part you play, be remembered as part of a legacy...of sharing dreams and changing humanity for the better. It's that legacy that never dies.” --Thomas Scott

memorial n. anything meant to help people remember a person or event

Agnes, M. (1999). Webster's New World Dictionary (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan.

Memorial Day  (officially celebrated on the last Monday in May) is a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. Annually U.S. Americans celebrate their lives in this country and those U.S. freedoms --both earned and secured to us, by the diligent, the courageous, the brilliant, and the bold, men and women, who serve our sweet land of liberty. In memory and gratitude of the inspiration, freedom, pride, and future your life has provided to this country THANK YOU, to you I give this American citizen pledge: we will not forget.

 

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

- Mary Frye (1932)
 
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow;
I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain;
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush;
I am in the graceful rush.

Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.

I am the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
 
You are forever apart of the universal story that touches humanity's heart:
 
We will never forget.
 
America with all its imperfections, struggles, and doubts, is a beautiful land, that offers life, hope, happiness, opportunity, freedom...some concepts other country's and their citizens will never understand, know, appreciate, or experience. Your work does not go unseen, or without purpose, or forgotten, or unappreciated because --we will never forget.
 
Thank you to the men and women serving the U.S.A. Thank you for this home.
 
Yours Truly: Remembering, and Forever Gracious Sand Shark,
 
                                                                                                Erin Dailey