Sunday, May 26, 2013


Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service.

"Some Gave All"

I knew a man called him Sam the Cane few folks even knew his name
But a hero yes was he
He left a boy came back a man still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free
I can't forget the look in his eyes or the tears he cried
As he said these words to me

All gave some some gave all
Some stood through for the red white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties
And recall some gave all

Now Sandy Cane is no longer here but his words are oh so clear
As they echo throughout our land
For all his friends who gave us all who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man
Love your country live with pride and don't forget those who died
America can't you see

And if you ever think of me think of all your liberties
And recall yes recall some gave all some gave all
Billy Ray Cyrus

This post is in honor of Sgt. Don McMahan, who served with my son in Iraq. He gave all.



Thistle Cove Farm said...

Nancy, my condolences to Sgt. McMahan's family and I'm so thankful he served.
I remember Decoration Day from my youth; after church, we'd have dinner on the grounds and then place flowers on the graves of loved ones. What a lovely memory.

TexWisGirl said...

i am sorry for your son's friend's family. bless them for their sacrifice.

Robin said...

So sorry. Thankful to all who serve.