65th Birthday
Pfc. Donald Lyle Elliott

August 7, 1950 - August 10, 1969

We honor you old friend
on the day of your birth.
We walk the ground you once walked.
looking toward the heavens.
Amidst the countless stars
glows a star marking your presence.
In the dark star lit sky
comes a feeling of peace.
In eternal peace you now live.
Within the great kingdom of God's
great heaven
you are at home.
In time if it is God's will,
we will once more play as we did as children;
innocent and fre from fear.
Friends for eternity.
Rest well my dear friend.

LMC 6/20/15

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Birthday Messages

Remembering you on your birthday my old friend. I will always remember the fun growing up in Cranston Larry C
Remembering you my friend on what would have been your 65th birthday. As we your friends grow older, you are forver young. I keep your memory close and do my best to honor you each day as a friend should. But all your friends as well as me never have forgotten you and we never will. Happy 65th buddy.Larry C
I found about you while serching for another friend. Thank you for your service.David G

Don thanks for your help in making our country safe and secure. You will never be forgotten with the help of friends like Larry. Again THANK YOU JOB WELL DONE rest conforbly. Regards Ron Cameron
Memories to you on your day of birth. Your friend Dan, his wife and I felt your presence as we stood by your resting place remembering the life and the loss of a wonderful friend and one of God's greatest creation.

Thank you for putting in a good word to our God to give us a great day to spend time with you
Larry C
Happy 65th! Paul Freeman
You and I were best friends and joined the Marine Corps together. It has taken over 40 years to visit your grave site. I couldn't bring myself to do it. I think of you daily and can feel you beside me. Today, on your 65th birthday, I finally paid you an overdue visit. My wife and I joined Larry and made a day of it. We visited your old neighborhood and spoke of our great memories. After our visit with you we went out for lunch and Larry made a heart warming toast in your honor. I don't know why I'm telling you all this because you were there at our side during the day. It was a great day. Happy Birthday my friend. I miss you. Dan McKay

"Danny Boy"
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountain side The summer's gone, and all the roses falling It's you, it's you must go and I must bide.

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow It's I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

But when ye come, and all the flow'rs are dying If I am dead, as dead I well may be You'll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an ave there for me.

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be For you will bend and tell me that you love me And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me.

Larry C

LCpl Dan McKay & Wife Carol
LCpl Dan McKay & Lawrence Celani
Pfc. Donald Elliott's Grave Marker Ceaned Up For His Birthday

Retuirn To Memorial Home"

The Marine Corp Hymn used with permission of The U.S. Marine Corp Band
Washington, D.C. "The President's Own"

© 2015 Lawrence Michael Celani
Updated: 7_August 2015