On Bended Knee – Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Friday, 23 May 2008

“On Bended Knee” . Memorial Day Weekend . Vietnam Veterans Memorial . Constitution Gardens between 23rd and 20th Street, NW, WDC . Friday evening, 23 May 2008.  Elvert Xavier Barnes Photography

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One Response to “On Bended Knee – Vietnam Veterans Memorial – Friday, 23 May 2008”

  1. Memorial Day Sonnet

    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember what my freedom cost,
    By those who gave their all to keep me free,
    Whose lives were sacrificed, but never lost.
    I will remind myself of what they did,
    And keep them dearly cherished in my heart;
    Their honor never from me shall be hid
    And I will know they always did their part
    To save our nation and its people here,
    To pledge their lives in defense of our ways,
    To show that freedom always outlives fear,
    And sacrifice is hallowed all our days.
    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember those who kept me free.

    © John Stuart 2008
    Pastor at Erin Presbyterian Church,
    Knoxville, Tennessee

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