Red geraniums against the sky
Make it a deeper blue.
White contrails from a plane’s flyby
Add to this magic hue.
Red, white and blue—a message here.
The colors of our flag;
Reminds us of the lives so dear
Who for their country died.
So plant geraniums everywhere.
Make certain they are red.
Place them on balconies and stairs
To honor our war dead.
By Esther B. Campbell Gates
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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