Though I never knew you I stand before your memorial in solemn honor.
I gaze upon the stone and search out your name in silent anticipation.
Finding your distinguished name, my chest swells with pride and respect.
204 years after your passing your name is still remembered by your folk.
Your deeds, courage, and bravery carved in marble stone for all to see.
Odin was right ! A man's reputation, onced earned, never dies !
- Glenn Bergen, Copyright, 2012.
** John B. Bergen fought in the Jersey Blues, Middlesex County Militia, during the American Revolutionary War, and was wounded at the Battle of Princeton. He is my grandfather's , grandfather's, grandfather. He died in 1808. The memorial marker is on Main Street in Cranbury, New Jersey. Fittingly he is buried less than 50 yards away.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's