December 7th, 1941

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    Jimmyeatworld Silver Member

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    It's Pearl Harbor Day. I didn't see any other threads for it but still wanted to at least make mention of the day with this poem.

    The finest tribute we can pay
    Unto our hero dead to-day,
    Is not a rose wreath, white and red,
    In memory of the blood they shed;
    It is to stand beside each mound,
    Each couch of consecrated ground,
    And pledge ourselves as warriors true
    Unto the work they died to do.

    Into God's valleys where they lie
    At rest, beneath the open sky,
    Triumphant now o'er every foe,
    As living tributes let us go.
    No wreath of rose or immortelles
    Or spoken word or tolling bells
    Will do to-day, unless we give
    Our pledge that liberty shall live.

    Our hearts must be the roses red
    We place above our hero dead;
    To-day beside their graves we must
    Renew allegiance to their trust;
    Must bare our heads and humbly say
    We hold the flag as dear as they,
    And stand, as once they stood, to die
    To keep the Stars and Stripes on high.

    The finest tribute we can pay
    Unto our hero dead to-day
    Is not of speech or roses red,
    But living, throbbing hearts instead,
    That shall renew the pledge they sealed
    With death upon the battlefield;
    That freedom's flag shall bear no stain
    And free men wear no tyrant's chain.

    -Edgar Guest
     
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    "In memory of the blood they shed;
    It is to stand beside each mound,
    Each couch of consecrated ground,
    And pledge ourselves as warriors true
    Unto the work they died to do."

    A concept neither understood nor honored by the left.
     
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