Sunrise Service


They gathered that morning

Bundled against the chill

Around the traffic circle

At the top of the hill


They came to pay respect

To the ones they love

Who gave their very lives

For the flag flying above


And in dawn’s growing light

Was heard the bugle’s blare

As Taps was played and echoed

Through the morning air


The stone bears the names

Of family and friends

So, they will be remembered

Yet, the missing never ends


Let us long for peace

In the words that we pray

To honor these brave souls

On this Memorial Day


17 Responses to “Sunrise Service”
  1. A. says:

    a thought goes to everyone🌻

  2. My sympathies to every parent, spouse, sibling, child and all loved ones for never having the chance to hug your soldier one more time and say a proper goodbye. We realize that their sacrifice for this country was also your sacrifice, and we thank you for your soldier’s ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms and rights.

  3. beth says:

    ❤️a thought for all of them

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    I can’t say it better than your sister who must be an amazing woman Brad. You have been on my mind this weekend as has my own father. I don’t know how to properly thank someone for their service as I can’t imagine the cost. I know that I am grateful for my freedom and without men like you and my father I would not likely have it. So please know that I am thinking of you today along with many Veterans I have met over the years and those who are no longer with us. Love you and thank you ❤️Jonikins

  5. Jim Borden says:

    another wonderful tribute to those who gave their lives for our country…

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    A most beautiful and profound homage Brad.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    More peace and fewer bullets. Thanks for all of your thoughts, Brad.

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