Memorial Day

On the last Monday of May each year Americans remember and honor the many, many thousands of men and women who had died while serving in our military. One source states that over 1.3 million have died in military service through our history.  I suppose that most of these men and women died fighting wars for our freedom, but not just for Americans, but also for the freedom for people from other nations.

arlington cemetary

On this day when many of us are taking a day off in the US, maybe we are doing projects around the house or maybe we are traveling, let’s take a moment or two to remember the many, many men and women who died for others, for us.

vietnam memorial

But let us remember all the men and women who have served and paid a great sacrifice: an arm, a leg, both legs, sleep, peace… so many have served, so many are hurting, let’s remember them too, on this Memorial Day 2013.

korean war

As Paul wrote to the Romans “Pay to all what is owed to them:… …honor to whom honor is owed.” (Romans 13:7 ESV)

To expand your understanding, PBS has an annual concert… learn more and watch HERE.

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One response to “Memorial Day

  1. Tory

    Thanks for this; a great reminder, and I appreciated the link.

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