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Celebrating Memorial Day at The Holiday Zone

Decoration Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
   On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
Where foes no more molest,
   Nor sentry's shot alarms!

Ye have slept on the ground before,
   And started to your feet
At the cannon's sudden roar,
   Or the drum's redoubling beat.

But in this camp of Death
   No sound your slumber breaks;
Here is no fevered breath,
   No wound that bleeds and aches.

All is repose and peace,
   Untrampled lies the sod;
The shouts of battle cease,
   It is the Truce of God!

Rest, comrades, rest and sleep!
   The thoughts of men shall be
As sentinels to keep
   Your rest from danger free.

Your silent tents of green
   We deck with fragrant flowers;
Yours has the suffering been,
   The memory shall be ours.
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