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  • Those Honored Dead-Marion G. MahoneyMemorial Day 2013
  • “Why do you fly the flag today?”My grandson wants to know
  • I fly it for the graveyardsWhere the countless crosses grow
  • I fly the flag for childrenWhose fathers are a name
  • A half-remembered memoryOf a face within a frame
  • I fly it for the familiesOf sons and daughters lost
  • They know the price of libertyHow terrible the cost
  • I fly the flag for veteransWho lost their youth in blood
  • And saw their comrades slaughteredIn the carnage and the mud
  • I fly it for those who marchedIn cadence off to war
  • To close their eyes foreverUpon some foreign shore
  • I fly the flag for grief poured outUpon a granite wall
  • The laying-on of hands that healsThe scars within us all
  • I fly it for the sound of TapsThat melancholy tune
  • That lays to rest those honored deadWho always die too soon.