Wednesday, 24 May 2017

{**Patriotic** } Memorial Day 2017 Speech, Essay, Poems, Poetry, Prayers & Songs

Memorial Day 2017 Speech & Essay Poems Prayers & Songs -  Hello !!! everyone today here I am sharing memorial day 2017 speech & essay along with memorial day poems, poetry, Prayers & songs lyrics for you. As already I have shared here Unique & Best Memorial Day 2017 Gift Ideas & Presents, Sweets, Cakes & Chocolates along with [**Remembrance Day Pictures**] Memorial Day 2017 DP Profile Pictures, Cliparts, Meme, Animated Images & GIFs on my previous posts of memorial day 2017 for you. Memorial day is the federal holiday in United State Of America. for remembering the peoples who died while serving in the country's Armed forces.

Every year Memorial day is celebrate on the last Monday of the May. this year memorial day is going to celebrate on the 29th of May 2017. Memorial day is formally known as the decoration day and commemorates all the men and women who have sacrifice their life for our nation. Memorial day is where we pay tribute to the many brave generations who have fallen for their nation. memorial day speech 2017 is most important thing for you when you celebrate memorial day events in your school college & any other org to give a real tribute to our Soldiers and remember their contribution for our country. Here I have also shared memorial day poems & songs for you. memorial day songs 2017 are the best way to honor our fallen. you can utilize these memorial day songs along with memorial day poems, prayers & poetry in your memorial day weekend activities. 

{Patriotic } Memorial Day 2017 Speech, Essay, Poems, Poetry, Prayers & Songs
{Patriotic } Memorial Day 2017 Speech, Essay, Poems, Poetry, Prayers & Songs 

Memorial Day Speech & Essay 2017-

Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to today’s ceremony and thank you for attending. I’m honored to be speaking with you today on such an important occasion. We’re here today to honor our service members and to remember the sacrifices they have made in honor of duty, honor, country. The Greek philosopher Thucydides once said, “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” We’re here today to honor our heroes, to remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication, and to say thank you for their sacrifices. Thinking of the heroes who join us in this group today and those who are here only in spirit, a person can’t help but feel awed by the enormity of what we encounter. We stand in the midst of patriots and the family and friends of those who have nobly served. The service members we honor today came from all walks of life, but they shared several fundamental qualities. They possessed courage, pride, determination, selflessness, dedication to duty and integrity – all the qualities needed to serve a cause larger than one’s self. Many of them didn’t ask to leave their homes to fight on distant battlefields. Many didn’t even volunteer. They didn’t go to war because they loved fighting. They were called to be part of something bigger than themselves. They were ordinary people who responded in extraordinary ways in extreme times. They rose to the nation’s call because they wanted to protect a nation which has given them, us, so much. Since the first shots at Lexington and Concord were fired and our Revolutionary War began, American men and women have been answering the nation’s call to duty. Millions of Americans have fought and died on battlefields here and abroad to defend our freedoms and way of life.

Today our troops continue to make the ultimate sacrifices, and even as we lose troops, more Americans step forward to say, I’m ready to serve. They follow in the footsteps of generations of fine Americans. The idea for Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, arose from the ashes of the Civil War. Following the Civil War, at least 620,000 Americans, both Union and Confederate, had been killed and hundreds of thousands more were maimed. Through the course of the war, Americans had blasted at each other’s lines with cannons and burned cities and towns on our own soil. Americans had locked each other in prisoner of war camps and torn up the railroads connecting north to south. Homes, schools and churches from Antietam to Vicksburg were riddled with bullet holes. The war’s unprecedented carnage and destruction was on a scale not even imaginable a few years before, and it changed America’s view of war forever. From those dark times, it was the families who were honoring their dead that began to bring the light of reconciliation. Although there are different versions of how Memorial Day began, one story goes that the grieving families, both Northern and Southern, began decorating the graves of their lost Soldiers with flowers and wreaths. In one city in Mississippi, people decorated the graves of both Union and Confederate troops, out of respect for the families of the Union Soldiers, and with the hope that someone would do the same for their lost loved ones in the North.

These informal honors led to the first formal Memorial Day observance in Waterloo, New York, on May 5th, 1866. Congress officially recognized Memorial Day as a federal holiday in 1887. Since then, with each passing year and subsequent conflicts, we’ve continued to honor our troops. We have awarded medals to many Soldiers, added their names to monuments and named buildings for them, to honor them for their bravery. But nothing can ever replace the hole left behind by a fallen service member, and no number of medals and ribbons can comfort the ones left behind. I’d like to ask the service members and veterans who are here to stand. Thank you for answering the call to duty. You have made our armed forces the most respected in the world. Now I’d also like to ask the family member of any service member to stand. We know you have lived through difficult times and often taken the heavy load to keep the home fires burning. Thank you for what you’ve done. Today, people throughout the country will gather together to remember, to honor, and to pay gratitude to those who have served our country. Our gathering is just one small spark in the flame of pride that burns across the nation today and every day. It’s not a lot, but its one small way we can honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in freedom. Your presence here today and that of the people gathering all across America is a tribute to those lost troops and to their Families. It is a way to say we remember. From the Soldiers who shivered and starved through the winter at Valley Forge to the doughboys crouched in the muddy trenches of France to the platoon who patrolled the hazy jungles of Vietnam and the young man or woman patrolling the mountains of Afghanistan, we remember and honor them all. Thank you for attending today. God bless you and your families, God bless our troops and God bless America.

Memorial Day Poems Poetry Prayers -


Memorial Day 2017 Poems: Poem 1 by C W Johnson:


We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.
The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.
They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.
I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.
Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,
Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven
From now through evermore.
This Poem was composed by C W Johnson


Memorial Day Prayers & Poetry : A death of a Hero: 


Clothes soaked with blood, and blood on his boots
As he breaths, he gurgles blood
He lays in the shadow cast by a wall of stone
A million miles from home
Eyes wide with fright. His brothers by his side.
He quietly prays as he slowly dies
As blood drains from his body, color leaves his face
His blood waters the flowers in this God forsaken place
They hold him so he doesn’t die alone.
They hold him until they have to bag him and send him home.
Tears leave streaks down a dirty face
Sorrow and emptiness now takes his place
With the utmost care, they zip up the big black bag
and wrap his body in an American flag.
A hero is going home.
This Poem was composed by Steve Carlsen

Memorial Day Songs 2017-


Best Songs Of Memorial Day 2017: Amazing Grace:


Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

Memorial Day 2017 Songs: America the Beautiful: 


Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Oh beautiful, for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

Oh beautiful, for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
‘Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

Oh beautiful, for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Oh beautiful, for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
‘Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

Oh beautiful, for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
‘Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

Oh beautiful, for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
‘Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

Oh beautiful, for patriot dreams
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
‘Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

Happy Memorial Day Songs: Let's Sing About America -


I live in the land of America the land where freedom rings.
I'm glad that I live in America and of this land I'll sing.

America, America,
The country that I love,
America, America,
I'm proud to call her home.

Each time I see a flag go by I want to stand and say,
The flag represents the freedom, we share in the USA.

America, America,
The country that I love,
America, America,
I'm proud to call her home.

There are many things that we can do to keep our country free.
If we stand strong and united we will keep our liberty.

America, America,
The country that I love,
America, America,
I'm proud to call her home.

We live in the land of America the land where freedom rings.
We're glad that we live in America and of this land we'll sing.

America, America,
The country that I love,
America, America,
I'm proud to call her home.

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