Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, Civil War remembrances

Today we celebrate Memorial Day

Have you thought recent about what we are celebrating? We are, as a nation, remembering those brave men and women who have given their lives while defending our country during times of war. 

While the world around us is focused upon picnics and fun, let us take just a few minutes to remember those fallen soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

Memorial Day began as a day of remembrance for the soldiers who died during the Civil War. It has since expanded to remembering the deeds of those who have served in all of our country's wars for freedom.

Today, before the barbecue, before you get in the boat at the lake, or before you take your lunch break at work, let us spend just a few minutes thanking God for those soldiers and their sacrifice. Remember them, and then ask God to help us choose to lives lives that serve others as well. If you have never taught your children why we celebrate, then do that today. May we, like Christ, be willing to lay down our lives for our friends.

May you have a blessed Memorial Day!

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