Bill Grace

Ike Receives His Last Salute - Poem by Bill Grace

When Eisenhower was buried
With well deserved stately pomp
Omar Bradley was in uniform
And with a palsied hand of age
Raised it in final salute of his great chieftain
Giving television an electric moment
And affirming the bond of a great lieutenant
Not even death could break.

Comments about Ike Receives His Last Salute by Bill Grace

  • (5/14/2008 12:36:00 AM)

    From one old soldier to another a gallant, unforgettable gesture of respect and admiration. This poem affirms the fine character of the poet who penned it.

    Warm regards,

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  • (3/29/2008 10:21:00 PM)

    What a shame such men are rarely remembered anymore. Thanks for the touching reminder.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 29, 2008

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