Here a photo I took in Sep 1966 on a little hilltop in Vietnam. I always look at it on Memorial Day to remember. All of these Marines were KIA. Two were killed within days of the photo when we were overrun. I rolled the the other two into their bloody ponchos seven months later. All from my squad. They died fighting.
The poem is something I wrote a few years ago. I believe it's them speaking from the past into the present. Have a steak, a beer or two,and a cigar this Memorial Day but remember them just for a minute and maybe say a prayer.Remember Me
Remember me is the fire that I light,
Remember me hold me close against the night.
Remember me the flame of memory,
when I am gone remember me.
Remember me the fallen say
Remember me night and day.
Remember me in your memory,
On the Hump remember me.
Remember me as not died in vain.
Remember me to ease the pain.
Remember me keep your memory
Strong and true remember me.
Remember me as you grow old.
Remember me in story told.
Remember me deep in memory,
Forever young remember me.
Remember me you know I cannot stay,
you light the fire I move away.
Remember me, search your memory.
Warmth and love remember me.
Remember me as a bridge between two worlds,
Remember me when our flags are furled.
Remember me, the light of memory,burn bright into the night, remember me.