This post is about a man from our little town whom I have never met, yet he has sacrificed everything for me and you. First Lieutenant John Runkle was fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan just a little over a year ago when when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device on May 26th 2011. Sometimes its easy to forget that our freedom’s come at a cost, the cost of brave Americans who gave their lives protecting the freedoms we enjoy. So lets set aside this day to remember and honor those who gave their lives for everything we hold dear.
The Ultimate Sacrifice:
A Memorial Day Poem
We set aside Memorial Day
Each and every year
To honor those who gave their lives
Defending what we hold dear.
In all the dark and deadly wars,
Their graves prove and remind us,
Our brave Americans gave their all
To put danger far behind us.
They made the ultimate sacrifice
Fighting for the American way;
We admire them and respect them
On every Memorial Day.