Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Beautiful Things – a poem for Memorial Day

I used to volunteer in a shelter for women who needed a safe casa from domestic violence. A little girl stayed there for several months and I got to know her. She used to wrap up in this old maroon … Continue reading

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Worship Resources for Memorial Day

This is a repeated post from last year for a couple folks who were interested in these worship resources for the American holiday. Prayer for Memorial Day God, we come with Taps in our hearts remembering those who have died … Continue reading

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For All the Saints — New Words for Memorial Day and similar occasions

Todd Jenkins offers words suggested by the familiar song for a poem on Memorial Day, all Saints Day, or the anniversary of a person’s death. Todd blogs here. As we once again enter the room called remember, the edge of … Continue reading

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Worship resources for Memorial Day (United States)

Prayer for Memorial Day God, we come with Taps in our hearts remembering those who have died for others, soldiers, sailors, air corps, in this country and others, remembering those who risk life for others, coast guard, firefighter, law enforcement, … Continue reading

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Improv on “America the Beautiful” for US Memorial Day

A long history of riffs on this poem of Katherine Lee Bates begins with her Wellesley students, including one of my grandmothers, honoring Bates with a version at graduation, that substitutes “Crown thy good with sisterhood, from sea to shining … Continue reading

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