Wreaths Across America


Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.
Know the line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.
Peace, peace, and farewell …

Read the beautiful story of the wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery and this poem here.

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  1. Thanks for this post Val!

    While we honor and remember our fallen heroes, let’s not forget those who are presently in theater in Iraq and Afghanistan, sacrificing so that we can enjoy our freedoms. There’s a poem (written by Martha White) that I have sent to our soldiers with letters of support. I have heard back from a few, who have kept it in their pockets …
    I’m sharing it, just in case someone might want to send it too …:}

    I wish you well :} Melek


    May the angels keep you till morning.
    May they guide you through the night.
    May they comfort all your sorrows.
    May they help you win the fight.

    May they keep watch on your soul.
    May they show you better ways.
    May they guard you while you’re sleeping.
    May they see you through your days.

    May they show you new hopes.
    May they stilll your every doubt.
    May they calm your every fear.
    May they hear you when you shout.

    May the angels keep you til morning.
    More than this I cannot pray.
    And if the angels ever fail you.
    Then may God be there that day.


    “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~ A.R.

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