29 May 2017
In Memoria ~ Taps
Greetings Dear Reader,
As the sun sets on Memorial Day I ponder all that is lost to history, to time, and to memory. As long as there have been wars there has been the need to remember. For some the memory is there unbidden daily because they must carry on with the loss.
I leave with this thought Dear Reader. We have so very many things because we are free that we take for granted. I remember the fallen and thank them for what they have given me. I remember those they leave behind and grieve with them. I cherish my freedom provided by the Father and defended by good men and women.
For those we memorialize, I wish you rest…
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.
Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.
Thanks and praise, for our days,
'Neath the sun, 'neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.
Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, Scouts must go to their beds
Always true to the promise that they made.
While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
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