Memorial Day: A word of thanks and remembrance
On this Memorial Day…
…we offer a few words of thanks and remembrance.
Colors could not have flown much prouder,
the voice of freedom not spoken louder,
but pride and joy have always sung
of flowing blood, of purity, and courage flung
both far and wide throughout the world,
a banner preened with stars unfurled.
Life veins soak the ground with red
from heroes both alive and dead
and noble thoughts of purest white
lead on with grace throughout the night;
but true blue courage marks the field
where strength and valor never yield.
Yet present eyes now see the trampled dues;
three colored speech in red and white and blue
beneath the boots of those who mark
their lives with freedoms stolen in the dark.
Their freedom earned the right to say
in gathered heat another day.
But freedom lost, ignored, or gone
cannot regain which deaths have won.
Faults can be raised, wrongs come up to the fore,
and voices silenced as they even up the score.
This tattered glory cannot stand by
and leave the single patriot to die.
It is with great reverence that all of us here at Beach Ford celebrate Memorial Day. As we begin the summer season here in Myrtle Beach, we pause to express our gratitude for the men and women of our military who have given their lives in sacrifice so that we may enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest nation in the world. We thank their families and loved ones as well, for we understand they too have paid a great price.
Please join Beach Automotive Group and Beach Ford in remembering our fallen heroes, for our words of thanks are not enough. In this time of remembrance, we also give thanks for you. We value your patronage and appreciate your confidence in us. Counting you among our customers is something for which we are especially grateful. On the wings of our freedom, remembering those men and women who sacrificed for our peaceful nights! Happy Memorial Day.