Their dedication and
Skills kept us going at night and day
Their faithful determination
To face fear head on
In such a time
While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.
Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.
And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.
Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.
Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.
We lost our lives
We won freedom for you
We ask only that you not forget
Our local Christian church school that has a big grassy area next to their building implemented the idea of having their school children put up 6000 little flags to honor and pay tribute to the 6000 Oregon soldiers who lost their lives in all the wars.
I visited the display today and was deeply touched by how beautiful it was. Seeing all those little flags blowing in the soft breeze made me so thankful for the freedom we enjoy in our country and for those who paid the price to achieve it.
Our Flag flys half mast
As we remember September 11, 2001
Of that sad, fateful day
That hearts will never forget
Life is a vapor,
Full of disappearing days.
Make a difference!
Leave your mark on society.
Seek to better your world today.
Leona J. Atkinson 11-30-13
We all remember this day
We shall never forget to remember
Leona J. Atkinson 09-11-13
Amsterdam July 6 1942
Anne Frank lost her freedom
Let us never forget
‘Twas only 71 years ago today
The Frank Family hid away
July 6, 1942 Anne Frank and her family go into hiding for two years in the “Secret Annexe” above her father Otto Frank’s office which was in a warehouse in Amsterdam. Anne Frank was 13 years old. Read the account of her hidden life as recorded in her Diary.
Visit annefrank.org to learn more