Coasties On the Wall
©1997
Dolly Juhlin

A poetic Tribute

 

Could it be your brother there?
Or a sweetheart, or your friend?
All the years that have gone by
Still the memories never end -

Time stands still for seven of them
In memories they stand tall
Seven U.S. Coast Guard men who served
Shadowed names upon a wall -

On a mission far from home
Not knowing what would be
They sacrificed the ultimate
Heroes for you and me -

Ever ready to go forth
Who would know their end
Atta boy's are silent now
Let's not forget these men -

Long ago they sailed away
to a different port of call
Do salute them silently
Coasties one and all.

Reprinted by permission of the Author

 

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