The column’s brave and steady tread
With banners streaming overhead,
Will still keep step, as in the past,
Until the rear guard comes at last.
Ah, yes, like stars we take our flight,
And whisper, one by one, “Good night.”
Yet in the light of God’s bright day,
Triumphant, each again will say,
"Hail, comrade, here has life begun,
The battle’s fought, the victory’s won!”
by George M. Vickers
p.127 Under Both Flags A Panorama of the Great Civil War as Represented in Story, Anecdote, Adventure and the Romance of Reality Edited by C.R. Graham. 1896
Have your child draw a picture showing what Memorial Day means to them.
Ask your child to compose their own poem about Memorial Day