Tribute for Armed Forces Day (Saturday Story Hour)

To honor those who serve or have served.Please accept these poems and stories as a small gift of thanks!!!!

We wish to offer thanks

tho words can never say it all

you have given your time made a sacrifice

for our families down to ones so small

shout from  mountain tops splash in the sea

would never convey the gratitude

we’d like to give for being free

Tribute:  By Doubtful Poet

A Soldier’s Tale By Pete Marshall

Tribute to You Who Serve – Thank  You  By Alexi Romantic

A Glimpse to the other side
– By Moondustwriter

Memorial Pool

One red carnation
Adrift in a pool
Recalls the loved one
Plucked in their youth
Sent to a far-flung land
Lost in the name of liberty.

by Pamela Ferris-Olson
(in response to the WWII memorial on The Mall, DC)

Pam’s Blog Site: http://InTheHeartland3Women

Saturday Story Hour – In honor of those serving in our Armed Forces, and those at home -Police and Firefighters.



If you are a story-teller and would like to take part, I would love to have you join on the 1st and third Saturdays of the month. The 1st Saturday will be (open-ended) poems and stories for children; the 3rd Saturday will be thematic (theme posted the 1st Saturday.)

The first Saturday Story “Hour” will be a story (fiction or non-fiction) of any length given in tribute to those who serve and protect us (armed forces, police, firefighters. )

1.Join when you can and put a link (direct to your page) in the comment’s section.

2. Try to post Blog by Friday night (before the 1st or 3rd saturday.)

3. Please works must be original

This is a work in progress any input you can offer is appreciated.

Happy story telling.

Thanks to Ian Plump for the photos

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

23 thoughts on “Tribute for Armed Forces Day (Saturday Story Hour)

      1. Here I’ll take a crack at it since I have time right now and I was deeply moved by Winston’s letetr.He writes:Army brothers and dear compatriots in the armed forces,As a former NCO and someone who comes from a military family, I urge those elements tasked with studying matters of this nature not to abandon your brothers and sisters in the streets of Tehran, as well as other cities and towns, to the people-hating Basijis. I beg the noble officers and soldiers in the Iranian armed forces protect our dear people. All of the people of Iran respect and value the sacrifices made by the members of our armed forces – please do not allow these same people to be murdered on the streets. Please consider the innocent people, who consider the armed forces as their saviors and protectors. The people have traditionally and will continue to have the greatest confidence in Iran’s sacred armed forces. Therefore and as an Iranian, I urge you again to protect the people, knowing that they will never forget the sacrifices made by our armed forces during the Iran-Iraq War and the years following it. The people of Iran, and especially military families, have witnessed the discrimination against our armed personnel. It’s that much more important, therefore, that you do not allow alien groups to slaughter our people on the streets. I ask the friends who study these matters to guide their brothers in the armed forces.


  1. We owe a lot to our Armed Forces, Police, Para-Military Forces and Fire Fighters.
    In India, unfortunately, we sacrifice so many of these brave hearts every month to brutal forces like Maoists, terrorists and insurgents.
    We should pay them our tributes in every way possible.


    1. Mamo – i to was there for these pics. Kathy was so patient. Never runihsg, waiting for the perfect shot. She truely is a professional photographer. Very positive experience. Not to mention the beautiful work.


  2. Memorial Pool

    One red carnation
    Adrift in a pool
    Recalls the loved one
    Plucked in their youth
    Sent to a far-flung land
    Lost in the name of liberty.

    by Pamela Ferris-Olson
    (in response to the WWII memorial on The Mall, DC)


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