“Unknown Soldier,” poem by Day Williams

Unknown Soldier

I never wed and never owned
A house or truck or car;
I loved this land, the greatest land
That sits beneath the stars.

War was declared, the call went out
For strong young men, so I
Weighed pros and cons, and right and wrong,
Enlisted mid-July.

I took a bullet in the heart
While running through the flames;
I paid the price, life sacrifice,
And you don’t know my name.

Remember me when you are blessed,
When troubles turn you blue;
Remember me, remember me,
I gave my life for you.

~Day Williams

A soldier guards the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia near Washington, D.C. The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; it has never been officially named. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States. The World War I “Unknown” is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations’ highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred afterwards are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by the U.S. presidents who presided over their funerals
A soldier guards the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia near Washington, D.C. The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; it has never been officially named. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in the United States. The World War I “Unknown” is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations’ highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred afterwards are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by the U.S. presidents who presided over their funerals.
Photograph by Day Williams


Salute, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, “Known But to God”
Photograph by Day Williams