Again this year Judith and I attended a Memorial ceremony at the Oakville cemetery. Small in number but powerful in thought and emotions. I wonder to whom we will pass the baton to. Most of our small group won't be there when it is time to pass it on.
For years the National Memorial Day concert has been a tradition to watch and listen to. This year was no exception. The ceremony was extremely powerful and very, very emotional - and certainly a true formal national tribute to the memory of all who have given so much.
For 10 years or so the program was hosted by Ozzie Davis. He died Feb. 9th.
During the 2005 Memorial Day Concert there was a tribute to him. His wife, Ruby Dee, took the stage and recited a poem.
According to her the poem belongs to the Davis' family. I can find no other reference to it. Without permission, I am typing it here simply to pass on the message she delivered on this Memorial Day...
Today is ours
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