Some of us, the brave ones, put aside selfish desires to afford others the right to be free. I hope that all of us are remembering the sacrifices – of life and limb – that all our ancestors and relatives and friends have given so that we can enjoy our BBQ and time with family today.
My family watched Taking Chance today. We’ve seen it before. It always makes me cry. I never want them to forget what Memorial Day is about. They had an uncle in Dessert Storm, a grandfather in Vietnam, and a great grandfather in World War II. Farther back, they had relatives on both sides of the Civil War. Not one man spilled blood in vain. Each life is worth remembering. Each soldier who served his country and cause before God is a hero, whether he walked off the battle field or never came home.
I see a lack of reverence in our culture today, seeping in and infecting us all. I don’t want to forget. I want to be a witness for the ones who gave it all for me.
Happy Memorial Day – and thank you to all those who serve this country and stand in the gap for their fellow countrymen. May the Lord bless and protect you and yours.