Memorial Day is Monday. This song - originally written for the Movie "We were Soldiers" and sung in that movie by the USMA Glee Club is especially appropriate for Memorial Day. Go listen to it on You Tube or get the movie sound track. Even more importantly- remember those soldiers, sailors Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen who never came home. For them: THE MANSIONS OF THE LORD To fallen soldiers, let us sing, Where no rockets fly or bullets wing Our broken brothers let us bring To the Mansions of the Lord. No more bleeding, no more fight No prayers pleading through the night, Just divine embrace, eternal light In the Mansions of the Lord. Where no mothers cry and no children weep We will stand and guard though the angels sleep All through the ages safely keep The Mansions of the Lord. -Music by N i c k G le n n i e -Smith —Text by Randall Wallace "As I rendered my salute, I thought about the fallen soldier. I did not know his name, his unit or his home. I never saw his face or spoke to his family. I did not know why he volunteered for the Army or what he was doing when he was killed. But there was much I did know. I knew he had fought and died in an honorable cause, a cause that had little to do with our policy on Afghanistan. This soldier had volunteered to put his very life on the line in service to his nation and his brothers-in-arms. I see no more honorable cause that that...War does not make our sacrifice honorable, death does not make our service honorable; service itself is our honor. We, your American service members, do not see the cause for which we may give our last full measure of devotion, as our nation's goals in Iraq or Afghanistan, and perhaps that is the difference. Our cause is our nation, in all her beautiful, imperfect glory. So on a dark night in Afghanistan we stood under a velvet sky of a million stars to honor one man who lay under 50. We never doubted what he died for. Pfc. Patrick A. Devoe II died for you, the United States of America." " Sarah Albrycht: US Army - Afghanistan 2009.