by Dr. Rick McGrath, Ph.D.

As we stood at the wall Memorial Day
in the breeze the flag would sway.
Fellow Marines saluting with tears
for those who didn’t cave to fears.

The young, the brave and the proud
those who stand tall in any crowd.
In the air, land and in the sea
special Americans die for you and me.
No, freedom is never free.

We take it for common place this day
no understanding the price they pay.
Their names remain morning and night
Memorialized on a wall in black and white.

Remembering the fallen giving chill
As the flag lays calm the air now still
Their names engraved instead of me
No more war should be our plea.
No, freedom is never free!

by Dr. Rick McGrath,Ph.D.

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