This is Memorial Day weekend. Originally known as Remembrance Day. Unlike Armed Forces Day, the purpose is NOT to recognize those of us that serve, or have served, but in remembrance of those that have left us.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.