Sleep Gently, Dear Soldier
Sleep gently, Dear Soldier
The battle has been won.
May you find the peace you fought for.
In the calm of the setting sun.
May the moon and stars and winds and rain
a silent vigil keep.
And in the hush of twilight, may you rest
in peaceful sleep.
The roar of gun and canon
Have been silenced, Thanks to you
A hush has fallen o'er the dew.
And while we struggle still for peace
Dear Soldier, do you know
Old Glory soars because of you
and we thank you for it so.
Now you are safe with Him, Above a hero gallant, True.
So lay your head upon His breast.
And Rest - Dear Soldier - Do.
(Found in the halls of the VA Medical Center
Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
November 25, 1924
November 24, 2004
WWII Victory Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII
French Croix de Guerre Citation
Let them in Peter
For they are very tired
Give them couches where the angels sleep
And light those fires
Let them wake whole again
To brand new dawns
Fired by the sun
Not war-times bloody guns
May there peace be deep
Remember where the broken bodies lie
God knows how young they were
To have to die
Give them things they like
Let them make some noise
Give dance hall bands not golden harps
To these our boys
Let them love Peter
For they've had no time
They should have bird songs and trees
And hills to climb
The taste of summer
And a ripened pear
And girls sweet as meadow wind
And flowing hair
And tell them how they are missed
But say not to fear
It's gonna be all right
With us down here
Thomas E. Franklin,
To twisted burning steel
We sat and watched with tearing eyes
It seemed untrue, surreal
We have all been hurt so deep inside
No way to measure cost
And through the days our hearts have cried
Just thinking of the lost.
The world is sharing in our grief
And suffering in our pain
Each hour turns another day
Seems many lost in vain
The flames are lit the flowers laid
In honor of the dead
And through it all the world as one
Each day is stronger spread
I reach my heart to all the world
And share with them my grief
I pour my words upon this page
Although they may sound brief
My life has changed as many have
The future holds unsure
I know we will arise from this
With strength and truth so pure
All will grieve for those we lost
Yet my hope will never sway
For this I pledge my heart and soul
Each minute, each hour, each day.
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