A poem in memoriam: "One Million Souls Lie Sleeping"


Editor’s Note:

Since 1776, more than 1,000,000 American soldiers have died in combat. All of us at PoliceOne pray for the familes of the fallen and thank God for the American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who continue to risk it all for us.

They lived, they loved, they laughed, they cried,
One million souls lie sleeping.

They stood and fought, then fell and died,
One million souls lie sleeping.

They did all we asked of them and more,
One million souls lie sleeping.

Some eighteen, as they marched to war,
One million souls lie sleeping.

Remember them as you bow your head,
One million souls lie sleeping.

For freedom they all fought and bled,
One million souls lie sleeping.

America is the land of the free,
One million souls lie sleeping.

A debt is owed by you and me,
One million souls lie sleeping.

It is not too much to, once a year,
One million souls lie sleeping.

To remember them and shed a tear,
One million souls lie sleeping.

 

About the author

Lt. Dan Marcou is an internationally-recognized, police trainer, who was a highly-decorated police officer with 33 years of full time law enforcement experience. Marcou’s awards include Police Officer of the Year, SWAT Officer of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, and Domestic Violence Officer of the Year. Upon retiring, Lt. Marcou began writing. His Novels, “The Calling, the Making of a Veteran Cop,” “SWAT, Blue Knights in Black Armor,” “Nobody’s Heroes,” and Destiny of Heroes,” as well as his latest Non-Fiction Offering, “Law Dogs, Great Cops in American History,” are all highly acclaimed and available at Amazon

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