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guestview: D-Day poem
'When Destiny Called'


Silent crosses, distant shores

The sound of cannon across the beaches and

Hill of Normandy they will hear no more

The haunting notes of taps as evening shadows fall

Is a solemn reminder for those who answered the call

That so many lives were given

So the bells of freedom could ring across the

Continents of the world

To let the people sing

Many years have come and gone since that fateful day

When so many young men gave their lives for the noble cause


Thousands of those gallant men have now passed away

That crossed the Channel and spilled their blood

On the sandy beaches and in the hedgerows of Normandy on

That hallowed day

The living ones are now old, stooped and gray and

Soon they will pass away to become a faded memory on

The dusty pages of history so neatly tucked away

As grateful Americans, we should bow our heads in

Silence and thank them for the sacrifices they made on that

Horrific day

On a distant hill, a foggy shore

The soldiers that died June 6, 1944

Gave their lives and much, much more

So a world would be free from tyranny forevermore

The young faces, white crosses standing sentry on the shore

Are a sacred reminder that each generation must protect freedom

As they did before

So the bells of liberty can be heard around the world

Forevermore.

 

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