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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.

2. Ashbah

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

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Memorial Day Encyclopedia – Memorial Day History, Memorial Day Verses, Memorial Day Tributes and More

Monday, usually reminds people the beginning of the work, what else? The next Monday, also the last Monday of May (May, 30th, 2011), it is the Memorial Day!

Getting to Know Memorial Day — The Memorial Day History

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Getting to Know Memorial Day — The Memorial Day Verses

Memorial Day verses and poems can be very comforting and simply used to help others in times of grief and loss. Below is a collection of two line/four line/six line Memorial Day verses.

Two Line Memorial Day Verses

Thoughts today,
Memories forever.

Sadly missed,
Lovingly remembered.

The tears in my eyes I can wipe away,
The ache in my heart will always stay.

Though absent you are very near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

Dearer still as the years depart,
He lives forever in my heart.

Four Line Memorial Day Verses

Sadly missed along life’s way,
Quietly remembered every day,
No longer in our life to share,
But in our hearts he’s always there.

We who love you, sadly miss you,
As it dawns another year,
In our lonely hours of thinking,
Thoughts of you are ever near.

Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one is down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories she left behind.

One thing we’ll always cherish,
No matter what life sends,
A memory of the happiness,
Just being friends.

Six Line Memorial Day Verses

Years fly by like autumn leaves,
But heartache and tears remain,
All I have left is precious memories
Of (both of) you, for today, for tomorrow,
And until my life is through.

Gone is the face we loved so dear
Silent is the face we loved to hear.
Too far away for sight or speech,
But not too far for thought to reach,
Sweet to remember him once here,
Who, though absent, is just as dear.

Months have grown day by day,
It’s now a year since she went away,
Thoughts are full and hearts do weigh,
Without her here to share the way,
Time may dull the hand of fate,
Memory forever recalls the date.

Getting to Know Memorial Day — The Memorial Day Tributes

Choose one of the following Memorial Day Flash Cards to express your deepest condolence and gratefulness. Thank you and we will miss you all!

Memorial Day Flash Card — March!

Memorial Day Flash Card — American Girls!

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