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Memorial Day 2014: Please Play Taps For Me

Memorial Day 2014: Please Play Taps For Me

May 31, 2014

Tribune Photo/Ron Wight


Please Play Taps For Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvXujjDi6S0

Jerry Plantz reads his poem during the annual Memorial Day Service.

I never made it.
I tried, we all did.
Oh, that ugly face of war
I hope you never see.

I felt a higher quest
Among my generation.
That uniform and flag
Seemed to be calling me.

I'm no one special
But I proudly served.
And I was there.
My country tis of thee.

A fighter, defender
A number, a name
But it felt good to know,
They really needed me.
I give my all
That last full measure
Now deeply carved
On our family tree.

I see old men in uniforms
My mother, wife and son
And a man with a book
Praying over me.

Ah, to rest at Arlington
But they knew I rather lie
On precious hometown soil,
For my family to see.

And so my day is done,
But before I go,
While I'm no one special,
Please play taps for me.
               (TAPS) 


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