Memorial Day

Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011 by Travis Cody in

I have a very simple message on this Memorial Day.  

Tomb of the Unknown.
Remember them today.
WWI Cemetery at Tyne Cot, Ypres, Belgium

Remember them tomorrow.
WWII Memorial, Washington DC

Remember them in all the days to come.
Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

Remember them.
Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC

They made the ultimate sacrifice in service to honor, duty, and country.
For those lost in both Persian Gulf Wars
To those currently in harm's way, may you safely accomplish the mission and come home to enjoy all the tomorrows of your lives.

These images were all found on Google as public domain.
This post originally appeared on 31 May, 2010.

Semper Fi

Wind whip'd white caps on the steely gray bay,
Tempestuously rolling toward shore.
Cold bites hard, more winter ice than spring rain.
Vortexes of angry clouds promise more.
Within such uncheck'd volatility
Did the course of a fast friendship reside.
Only alive when running wild and free;
Never quiescent, rarely satisfied.
Yet often comes that day when paths diverge,
When the lives of men find distinct purpose,
Youth foregoing witless pursuits to merge
In honor with the few and the proud, and thus,
For duty, one met his untimely end.
So shall I always remember my friend. 
(Copyright 2010) 


  1. Akelamalu says:

    They will always be remembered.

  1. Powerful pictures. Inspiring and heart rending at the same time

  1. I will never forget them.

  1. I honored the veterans when I was a Boy Scout placing flags at their headstones,I honor them today as a veteran myself.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well said, Trav.

  1. Linda says:

    A lovely tribute and I will remember them always.

  1. Such an eloquent post in such a few words. No, they'll never be forgotten.
    Thank you for your kindness, Travis, in the comments you've left for me. I appreciate it so much.

  1. Awesome post Travis! I will never forget!

  1. Wonderful post, hon.