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At Arlington Today

At Arlington today,
A mother came to say,
Goodbye to her soldier-son
With flowers on his grave to lay
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
A father shed some tears.
For his son who made him proud
And who faced terror without fear
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
A little brother came.
To see the honor and respect
The Nation to his family gave
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
An oldest sister saw
What it means to sacrifice
And what freedom truly costs
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
A high school sweetheart cried
She saw the coffin and the flag
And knew that all her dreams had died
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
A soldier knelt to say.
The Country gives, with deep regret,
This flag which o’er your son did lay
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
Rifles fired shots, twenty-one,
For a fellow-soldier,
Brother, son,
At Arlington today.

At Arlington today,
A bugle softly played
The lonely, sad Taps melody
As a soldier’s body laid
At Arlington today.
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Military funeral at Arlington Cemetery
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Arlington National Cemetery Virginia




Poem "At Arlington Today "
By Ken B. Harper Copyright©2006
And used with his permission
Thank You Ken..
It is illegal to use this poem without the author's permission. ~~ Send your comments and/or use permission request to southernsteelar@yahoo.com ~~ Ken. ~~

Image of child used above, taken by newspaper editor Mark Stevens.
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