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Those Who Are Dead Are Never Gone, And Never Will They Be Forgotten.

Those Who Are Dead Are Never Gone,
And Never Will They Be Forgotten

   We do not pass this way to reach acclaim, to build up scores, or
      garner fame.
   We do not pass this way to mass up wealth, or own morn land, or
      being more felt.
   We do not pass this way to build up power, or climb a ladder to
      some ivory tower.
   We do not pass this way to seek praise, for deeds we've done, or
      games we've played.
   And if in passing we should gain glory, we need not boast to tell
      our story.
   For in the hearts of those we've known, will be a spot that's all
      our own.
   It is a memory, clear and dear, we proved our worth, while we were
      here.
   Therefore, those who are dead are never gone, for...
   They are in the books we read; they are in the songs we sing;
   hey are in the stories we tell; they are in the poems we write...
   Those who are dead are never gone, for...
   They are there giving loving encouragement and support that never
      fails;
   hey are there giving courage to the weak; they are there giving
      hope to the despairing;
   hey are there giving meaning to our earthly experience and
      existence...
   Those who are dead are never gone, for...
   They are in the goals we achieve; they are in the thoughts we
      think;
   They are in the ideas we express; they are in the dreams we
      share ...
   Those who are dead are never gone and never will they be forgotten!
   I extend to all of you God's blessings on this Memorial Day, May
      26, 2008.

Dr. Charles W. Edwards, Jr., National Chaplain

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Title Annotation:Chaplain's Corner
Author:Edwards, Charles W., Jr.
Publication:DAV Magazine
Article Type:Poem
Date:May 1, 2008
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