Memorial Day

So I went to bed last night to the sound of fireworks and I thought, “What’s going on, it’s not the 4th of July!” And then I realized that today is Memorial Day…

I know a lot of us think of the holidays as days to go out and party and get together with friends… like most associate fireworks with the 4th of July and Christmas with presents.  But do we ever stop to think  about what these holidays really were created for?  They are remembrance days.  Days that were created by our ancestors so that future generations would remember the sacrifice and victories that they had.  It is really quite sad when we forget this.  I know I never have appreciated them like I should have.   I mean really now, how many people would go out on the battle field to defend what they believe in?  For a country that they love so much?  For a family member?  Sadly, I don’t think many people would.   I don’t think I would have the courage to do it.  And our service men and women have been doing it for generations.  And many people don’t even consider that their sacrifice is keeping our freedom secure.

My grandfather died a little more than 6 years ago.  I wish he was still alive so I could thank him for his time he gave to serve our country.  I wish that my great-uncle was also still alive so I could thank him as well.   If you ever get the chance, thank a service man or woman.  They deserve it so much.

I want to say thankyou to all of our service men and women for the commitment they give to serve our country.  Everyone one of them, whether they still live or have died  serving, they deserve so much of our thanks for their sacrifice.  I pray that God will bless each and every one of their families.  We should be thankful, because it was of their sacrifice that we are able to serve our God in this country like we can!

This is a song that I heard ages ago, but I think is now appropriate to post today!   It’s called “Letters from War” by Mark Shultz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuvbBwsMTgI

God bless you all on this Memorial Day: a day of remembering.

~Rose

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