For those with whom I served who now rest within the shadow of the Tree
of Liberty and all the others with and before them:

Memorial Day 2008

The extraordinary din long past
allows peaceful repose for those who chose
to stand upon ramparts near and far
blocking the barking from the dogs of war
faded from our ears but still
We Remember
We Honor
We thank them now
with gentle bugle calls
that echo softly
the tribute we pay
for the Silence cast by the Tree of Liberty.

Felton Green (SW) SCPO USN Ret.