©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson
I came across a question yesterday
that troubled me enough to pose it here.
"What is the meaning of Memorial Day?
Why do we celebrate it every year?"
These soldier's lives are rendered more than sacred
Too many are ashamed, or worse, indifferent.
As apathy extends its stealthy hand,
we're breaking up bedrock that used to ground us
and trading it for shallow, shifting sand.
and raise that standard high on patriot dreams.