Monday Memories: Fallen, Never Forgotten

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American flag

hangs mournfully

at half mast


Honoring a

courageous, fallen soldier

on a distant battlefield


Many come

to honor this

patriotic, young man


Supporting his loved ones

Family, wife, and children


Who will miss

his gentle soul


Let us

never forget

this day!


The ultimate sacrifice

paid by

one mighty soldier


So many others

may be free


U.S. Army Specialist Joseph P. Collette died on March 22, 2019 from enemy fire in Afghanistan while on a combat mission.  This poem is written to honor him along with all others who have fallen.


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