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Celebrating Memorial Day at The Holiday Zone

Children's Songs for Memorial Day

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Down By the Flagpole
(to the tune of "Down By the Station")

Down by the flagpole, early in the morning,
See our nation's colors flying at half-staff.
There they will fly, blowing in the breeze,
Until noontime, then up they go.

Why on the flagpole do they fly so low?
What is the meaning? Tell me if you know.
They fly there in memory of the soldiers
Who died that we might have liberty.

(to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

I read of patriots long ago
Who fought to buy the peace I know.
They gave all that they had
So that I could be glad,
Living in a country free
Enjoy peace and prosperity.

Men and women once like me,
Wanted their country to be free.
They fought hard, they fought long,
Some gave their lives to conquer wrong.
That we might live in liberty,
Enjoying peace and prosperity.

Memorial Day
(to the tune of "On Top of Old Smokey")

Memorial Day, last Monday of May,
A day to remember the soldiers so brave,
Who laid down their lives that we might be free,
Who paid a great price for our liberty.

Soldiers Fighting for Our Country
(to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad")

Soldiers fighting for our country all the live-long day,
Soldiers fighting for country at home and far away --
They face danger, they risk death
Each and every day,
Not for fame and not for fortune,
But for you and me.

They do it for you.
They do it for me.
Yes, they go to war for you and me.
They do it for you.
They do it for me.
Yes, they fight to keep us free.
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