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Memorial Day 2013

Posted By on May 27, 2013

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Songs of the Civil War

Cover Them Over With Beautiful Flowers

Cover them over with beautiful flow’rs,

Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,

Lying so silently night and day,

Sleeping the years of their manhood away,

Give them the meed they have won in the past,

Give them the honors their future forecast,

Give them the chaplets they won in the strife,

Give them the laurels they lost with their life.

Chorus—

Cover them over, yes, cover them over,

Parent and husband, brother and lover;

Crown in your hearts those dead heroes of ours,

Cover them over with beautiful flowers.

 

———- E. F. Stewart

 

 

Low In the Ground They’re Resting

Low in the ground they’re resting,

Proudly the flag waves o’er them;

Neer more ‘mid wars contesting

To save the land that bore them!

Chorus—

Sleep, brave ones, rest, in hallow’d graves!

Our flag now proudly o’er you waves!

Vict’ry and fame, vict’ry and fame,

Loudly forever shall your brave deeds proclaim,

Loudly forever shall your brave deeds proclaim.

 

———- Collin Coe

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The photo at the top of the post is of Old Methodist Cemetery, Berrysburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.


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