As we set out to enjoy our Memorial Day weekend I hope that each and every one of us, take a moment to remember the reason for the holiday. This very special day was put aside to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so that we may enjoy the freedom that I fear most of us take for granted.
It is not by coincidence or luck that we Americans have the freedoms so many around the world long for. It is because for over 200 years, heroic men and women have fought battles here and abroad to protect that right, and we should be eternally grateful for the “privilege” they assured us.
I am saddened to say, that although we are now in the 21st century, there are still those who would want to destroy our country and take away our freedom. It is because of this, that even today our American heroes are battling incomprehensible combat to uphold our precious way of life.
According to biblical scripture (John 15:13) “There is no grater sacrifice than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” Surly those brave men and women who left behind their families and paid the ultimate price on behalf of their American friends, should at the very least be honored by those of us that they died protecting.
So I humbly ask you to take a moment between ball games, family reunions, hotdogs and backyard barbecues, to bow your heads and thank those wonderful heroes, without whom we would not be partaking in these festivities. May God bless their souls, give peace to the families who mourn them and may they never be forgotten.
Happy Memorial Day to one and all…