Happy Memorial Day, everyone! This year, we’re celebrating Memorial Day at JerseySmarts.com by featuring a patriotic poem from our resident poet, Mr. Joseph P. Martino of Millburn, New Jersey. Below you’ll find another one of Mr. Martino’s offerings entitled, “What Memorial Day Means to Me.” Enjoy.
What memorial day means to me
copyright joseph p.martino
“America land of opportunity, home of the brave and free.
Where the American flag and eagle fly for one and all to see.
Our nations flag ripples proudly in the breeze, from sunny California to the sandy shores of Maine, all across America up to the ocean sea’s.
Many of our brave and patriotic son’s and daughter’s who fought on foreign shores, have now gone to their eternal rest.
On memorial day Americans honors our veterans, they deserve our praise and glory for they are truly our nations best!
Some made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe and free, they paid our future obligations in the name of liberty.
Please do not take for granted the legacy they bequeath, for these brave hero’s never heard the words: ‘run’ or ‘defeat.’
So always remember and shall we never forget, to thank our veterans and active service men and women every chance you get.
That’s what, MEMORIAL DAY means to me.”
COPYRIGHT Joseph P. Martino
I hope that you all have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday.