In Response to Memorial Day..:
I posted this in Shared Stories but it is so good it is worth posting again... I found this in the Chicago Tribune in May of 1985...(that's what a move and clearing out boxes will unearth) The following was written by an unidentified soldier who died in Vietnam: Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am a diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of birds circling in flight; I am the stars that shine at night. So do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Let us think about this as we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, lighting the grills and enjoying Monday off. If you have lost a member of your family in service to our country we offer a heartfelt thank you.
Posted by nikki p
Thank you Nikki. I will be passing this beautiful poem on.