Memorial Day

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God of our fathers, known of old

Lord of our far-flung battle-line

Beneath Whose awful Hand we hold

Dominion over palm and pine

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet—

Lest we forget—Lest we forget.

The tumult and the shouting dies;

The captains and the kings depart:

Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice

An humble and a contrite heart.

Lord God of Hosts be with us yet—

Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Excerpt from “The Recessional” by Rudyard Kipling (1897)

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