Every Day is Memorial Day

Today we remember
A grateful Nation recalls
Our Men and Women
Who paid the price
Of freedom for us all

For those of us who
Fought beside them
Every day is Memorial Day
We can't let their memories fade
We are touched by their loss

Their life touched ours
Changing and helping us
Becoming who we are
Grateful for what we have
Freedom at Home

For those left at home
You gave us your sons and daughters
Husbands and wifes
Fathers and Mothers
Brothers and sisters
Friends and lovers
Thank you for sharing them with us

We miss them all
We won't let them be forgot
That is why each of us who fought in battle knows
We can never ever forget
That Every Day is Memorial Day

Kerry "Doc" Pardue
May 30, 2004