Monday, May 26, 2008

Because it's appropriate...

...and sometimes, I can do the socially correct thing. Don't get used to it, though.

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young girls gone?
Taken husbands every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?



To all the men and women serving in and supporting the various branches of the Armed Forces, I offer my humblest thanks. While the people here sit and argue political theory, you are all out there living political reality. Thank you for your courage, sacrifice, and valor. Your willingness to serve your country does honor to you and to us all. You, and your deeds, are not forgotten.

3 comments:

Galad said...

Very classy Em - thank you for a wonderful reminder.

Donna Lee said...

Thanks for the tears as I sit at my desk. You know how bad I am at those kind of things. You are a sweet person, Emily Jane.

Amy Lane said...

"Poppies for young men, such bitter trade, all of those young lives betrayed..." Sting

As Galad said, very classy, Em. Thank you.