Memorial Day honors those who have died in the service of their country, while Veteran’s Day honors all those who served, whether alive or dead. This patriotic poem is about Memorial Day; about those who are gone, but not forgotten.
The Ultimate Sacrifice: A Memorial Day Poem by Joanna Fuchs
We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.
In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.
They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.