It’s Memorial Day weekend which means that once again it’s time for me to remind you that this holiday is a time set aside to pay homage to those brave young American men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain the freedoms we hold so dear. Somewhere over the past year or so I came across the following and it conveys the message I endeavor to send to you each year:
“We need to remember that God created this vast and glorious world for us to live in, freely, but also at great sacrifice. Let us never forget from the Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism and all the wars in-between that the sacrifice of others has reserved our freedom. Remember to pray praises for this great country of ours and for those who gave their lives that it might remain great and free. Also pray for those still in murderous unrest around the world. STOP and thank God for being alive and being free at someone else's sacrifice. God Bless You and God Bless America.”
So I remind you to find a brief moment sometime this weekend to pause and remember those brave and heroic young men and women who gave their very life to preserve the rights and liberties we so often take for granted.