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03.17.25 – 04.09.18

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In memory of Pop, my great-grandfather, and to everyone who has fought for our country.

the poppies blow
across the graves
beneath the crosses
in france.

some remember
and some don’t – 
why they’re there.
i do.

i do
for not all are there, in France
some came back
they loved and lived
brought life to a world
once again liveable

i do for i
remember the lines
around your eyes
you in khaki, black and white
boyish grin
i remember your love
for this land you fought for.

the grass, it blows
across your grave
beneath the love
of our hearts.

Corporal Robert Richard Hall
Fought in WWII
Saved by faith in Christ
03.17.1925 – 04.09.2018

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19 Comments

  • Reply Christina Snyder

    This post is beautiful! My great-grandfather, grandfathers on both sides, and dad all served in the military ❤

    April 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, Christina! That’s really neat. <3

      April 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Aww that was a beautiful poem <3

    April 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you!

      April 10, 2019 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Hannah E.S

    Aaaw Aria, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I didn’t get to know him, I thank him deeply for his service, and to all who served in WWII. He is now in the most happiest places in all the universe. A place that cannot be described, nor pictured accurately to it’s true beauty.
    God bless you and your family,I will be praying for you all. <3

    April 9, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    • Reply Hannah E.S

      Sorry, I ment this being for last year. This is a day to remember Him, the beautiful memories, and the love you all shared.

      April 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm
      • Reply Aria

        Thank you, Hannah! <3

        April 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Arabella

    This is so sweet! I think it’s great to recognize the people who fought for our country. So sorry for your loss as well. :)

    April 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, dear. :)

      April 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Kendra Lynne @ The Wanderling

    Wow, amazing post. I am so glad that your great-grandfather was saved. <33

    April 9, 2019 at 7:07 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks – and me too. :)

      April 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    That was so sweet Aria! I’m so sorry about your great-grandfather.

    April 10, 2019 at 7:41 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, Hannah!

      April 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Allison

    :( :( <3 <3 <3

    April 10, 2019 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds

    Beautiful poem, Aria! :( <3

    April 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you, dear!

      April 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Kaelyn

    That was so wonderful, Aria.

    April 12, 2019 at 11:39 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thank you. :)

      April 14, 2019 at 4:27 pm

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