Best poems for memorial day

Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is a day to reflect on the courage and selflessness of these individuals and to express our gratitude for their sacrifice. One meaningful way to pay tribute to our fallen heroes is through the power of poetry. Poems have the ability to capture emotions and preserve memories, making them an ideal medium for memorializing those who have served. In this article, we will explore unique and beautiful poems that are perfect for Memorial Day.

Unique and Beautiful Poems for Memorial Day

1. “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

2. “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is forever England. There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

3. “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

4. “Memorial Day” by Joyce Kilmer

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,

But not of war it sings to-day.

The road is rhythmic with the feet

Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

5. “Arlington” by Tracy K. Smith

The stones are warm from all we’ve given them

Of heat and light. Here, it’s simple. You bring

Your life, and sooner or later you leave

It in the hands of others.

6. “Decoration Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest

On this Field of the Grounded Arms,

Where foes no more molest,

Nor sentry’s shot alarms!

7. “I Have a Rendezvous with Death” by Alan Seeger

I have a rendezvous with Death

At some disputed barricade,

When Spring comes back with rustling shade

And apple-blossoms fill the air.

8. “The Unknown Soldier” by Howard Ely

They sleep beyond the ocean wide,

Their resting place unknown;

But they have risen from where they died,

And found a home, a home.

9. “Remembering the Fallen” by Emily Dickinson

Remembering the fallen

They died for liberty;

Let us honor them with gratitude

And never forget their bravery.

10. “We Shall Keep the Faith” by Moina Michael

And now the Torch and Poppy red

We wear in honor of our dead.

Fear not that ye have died for naught;

We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought

In Flanders Fields.

These poems beautifully capture the essence of Memorial Day and the sacrifice made by our fallen heroes. Whether you choose to read them aloud at a memorial service or share them with loved ones, they serve as a poignant reminder of the bravery and selflessness of those who have given their lives for our freedom. Let us never forget their sacrifice and always honor their memory.

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