Celebrate Memorial Day 2012 with Memorial Day Flash, Memorial Day Songs, Memorial Day Poems and Memorial Day Card
Memorial Day is usually celebrated on the last Monday of May and it is created to commercial those soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in the battlefield. Memorial Day 2012 will be celebrated on May 28th this year. On that day, people will send their gratitude to those gone army men as well as their hope of building a harmonious and peaceful world.
Though the way we use to celebrate this great day varies, we share the same emotion and the same desire. To celebrate Memorial Day 2012, this post will provide you Memorial Day Flash, Memorial Day songs, Memorial Day poems and Memorial Day card.
I. Memorial Day Flash
1. Battlefield photos
Many people have taken freedom and peace for granted. However, they never find freedom and peace are exchanged with blood in the battlefield. This Memorial Day Flash is sent to commemorate those soldiers fighting for our freedom and peace.
2. September 11
In a world threatened by terrorism, even the ordinary can hardly survive. This Memorial Day Flash is designed to commemorate those victims in September 11 attack and to shout our desire for peace.
II. Memorial Day Songs
1. Heal the World
In this song, Michael Jackson is calling for a peaceful world. Memorial Day is more a day filled with our hope with peace than to mourn those dead. Just like the lyrics, let’s heal the world and make it a better place.
2. My Country ’tis of Thee
“From every mountain side, Let freedom ring!” To pursuit freedom, soldiers have devoted their lives. Let’s honor those soldiers with this song of freedom.
3. Amazing Grace
Just as sung in the song that I shall possess, within the vail, a life of joy and peace. With peace, I was blind but now I see. Shout your Memorial Day wish for peace with Amazing Grace.
III. Memorial Day Poems
1. O Captain! My Captain!
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
As a poem is made to commemorate Lincoln after the Civil War, Whitman expresses his grievance towards the death of the great president who devoted his life to the career of freedom and unity. Nowadays, anyone who fight for freedom can be our captain.
The ghosts of American soldiers
wander the streets of Balad by night,
unsure of their way home, exhausted,
the desert wind blowing trash
down the narrow alleys as a voice
sounds from the minaret, a soulful call
reminding them how alone they are,
how lost. And the Iraqi dead,
they watch in silence from rooftops
as date palms line the shore in silhouette,
leaning toward Mecca when the dawn wind blows.
As increasing causalities of American soldiers in Iraq, we need to honor them on Memorial Day 2012. As a poem written by an Iraq solider, it reveals the emotions and feelings of those soldiers in the battlefield.
IV. Memorial Day Card
1. Memorial Day Wishes
2. Memorial Day Heroes