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 Pictures Mark_Spencer        (More) 4/19/2015
 from the halls Gaelwynn        (More) 3/30/2015
 The Thirty Eighth Parallel Mark_Spencer        (More) 3/3/2015
 Bombing Run 1945 Ompapa        (More) 2/17/2015
 SOLDIER'S PRAYER georgeporge        (More) 9/24/2014
 M. I. A. (Missing In Action) Mark_Spencer        (More) 9/22/2014
 Whatever Happened to America! Rawland        (More) 9/20/2014
 INTO THE LANDING CRAFT Biggus        (More) 7/30/2014
 Soldier's Cemetery Mariemuses        (More) 7/10/2014
 delete delete        (More) 7/2/2014
 Our Constant Reminder David Harris        (More) 6/29/2014
 Bib 'n Brace adthomas        (More) 6/24/2014
 Our Freedom David Harris        (More) 6/9/2014
 Fighting For A Cause macwriter        (More) 6/7/2014
 Chimera (repost)  panther811        (More) 5/26/2014
 WE MUST WIN OR DIE TRYING poetalthomas        (More) 5/24/2014
 IN MEMORIAM georgeporge        (More) 5/20/2014
 Proud Of America deeny107        (More) 5/19/2014
 PRO TROOPS poetalthomas        (More) 5/17/2014
 THIS DAY poetalthomas        (More) 5/12/2014
 Freedom Rings deeny107        (More) 5/3/2014
 Aye wee laddie Iain        (More) 4/26/2014
 The Voice of Liberty Jane_Eaves        (More) 3/30/2014
 WHAT HAS BEEN WILL BE AGAIN poetalthomas        (More) 3/22/2014
 I'M RESTLESS poetalthomas        (More) 3/21/2014
 I Pray for my Country deeny107        (More) 3/14/2014
 Respect Our Soldiers norman        (More) 3/6/2014
 SAND The_Pip        (More) 2/21/2014
 THE SOLDIER STOOD Biggus        (More) 2/12/2014
 THE STROLL The_Pip        (More) 1/11/2014
 


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Pictures


One of the bloodiest battles
Of the Second World War,
Was the landings at Normandy
On Europe’s northern shore.

The medics landed once the beach
Was stable and secure.
And what they saw upon the sand
Was painful to endure.

Bodies were scattered everywhere,
Along that grisly strand.
Blood of enemies and allies
Drained out into the sand.

Among the personal effects,
Of nearly every one,
Was a photograph of someone,
A mom, a wife, a son.

They had someone to come home to
The pictures told the tale.
And the loved ones they held on to,
Became their holy grail.

Each Percival and Galahad
Responded to the call.
They knew what they were challenging,
That one day they might fall.

Upon this beach their fates were met,
The grail was never found.
The pictures that inspired them
Lay with them on the ground.

Today they are enshrined within
Their gardens made of stone.
And Camelot is built upon
A sea of blood and bone.

On the pages of history,
Their sacrifice endures.
Soldiers, husbands, fathers and sons,
Kept alive...in pictures.




gCnhiaglnle = Challenging

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