Veterans Day

I am scheduling this to appear on Nov. 8th, because I  will be away on Veterans Day, visiting my sister-in-law in Providence.

Therefore I am just reminding you to pause during the day to honor veterans, alive and deceased. It is a solemn day for anyone who lost a loved one in a war, so let us use this day as one to honor the memory of the dead and to celebrate those who survived any kind of military conflict.

  Here is a photo of a veteran from WWI that I found on the Internet.

 

 

This photo reminded me of a poem by Rabbi Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Rieman from one of our synagogue prayer books and also on the Internet. Here is the link: https://100.best-poems.net/we-remember-tthem.html.

 

We Remember Them

by Sylvan Kamens & Jack Riemer

At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
We remember them.

At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them.

When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.

When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

 

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