OOTD :: of Memorial Day 2014




Memorial Day

The bugle echoes shrill and sweet,
But not of war it sings to-day.
The road is rhythmic with the feet
Of men-at-arms who come to pray.

The roses blossom white and red
On tombs where weary soldiers lie;
Flags wave above the honored dead
And martial music cleaves the sky.

Above their wreath-strewn graves we kneel,
They kept the faith and fought the fight.
Through flying lead and crimson steel
They plunged for Freedom and the Right.

May we, their grateful children, learn
Their strength, who lie beneath this sod,
Who went through fire and death to earn
At last the accolade of God.

In shining rank on rank arrayed
They march, the legions of the Lord;
He is their Captain unafraid,
The Prince of Peace…Who brought a sword.

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Peter Pilotto @ Target
Skirt – F21
Belt – NY&Co.
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
Fashionably Employed @ Basic Training Corporate Style

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9 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Memorial Day 2014

  1. jangrahammcmillen says:

    Pilotto!!!! Kilmer!!!! You sure do juxtaposition of disparate stuff like the Pro From Dover. Great sentiments, and a twirl … are you getting ready for your B-Day here? Excellent.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m not getting the Dover reference but I do love me my juxtapositions. 🙂 Yes, I had birthday on the brain. I should’ve just called the weekend my birthday and acted like the actual date was a regular day, for all the crud I went through. Sigh. I knew I should’ve called in sick.

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  3. Val S says:

    Beautiful poem and sentiment. It’s good to remember why we’re enjoying a three-day weekend.

  4. Patti says:

    Wonder poetry and you look splendid, xox

  5. Beautiful – all of it. 🇺🇸

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