Memorial day poem

Well, not FIRST related … but in honor of memorial day, and for all here to enjoy. (Since I’m going into engineering, I’ve got to go to the “dark side”–the humanities–every now and then. Here’s my latest adventure.)

Rows of crosses paint the fields
Whereon our loved ones lie;
They fought and died for freedom,
So let its voice ring high.
And though now they sleep below,
Let not their memories fade;
Remember what they fought for,
Remember what they paid.
Their sacrifice was awesome,
The lives they lost were dear,
The gift they gave sweeter still–
So keep their spirits near.
For freedom lies in the heart,
not buried in the groud;
Victory in the mind,
For freedom to be found.