Have a safe weekend everyone!
Memorial Day –
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, and was observed on May 30th when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I, the holiday was changed from honoring Americans who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war.
With the passage of the National Holiday Act in 1971, Memorial Day became a three-day weekend celebration. For most Americans, it marks the beginning of summer. It has become a time of family outings, picnics, ropings and ballgames. I would venture to say that many Americans have little to no idea why Memorial Day was established in the first place. That is very sad.
We Americans have much to be thankful for. Although slowly slipping away, we still have rights and freedoms and privileges that many in this world can only dream about. Most Americans live a life of luxury that most of the world’s inhabitants can’t even imagine or comprehend. Much of what we enjoy we owe to the fighting men and women who were willing to give up their lives for our country.
On this Memorial Day weekend, I think it would be appropriate for us to pause for a moment to remember and honor all the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our country. We owe them a debt that we cannot repay. Remember the families that have lost loved ones. Honor all veterans who risked their lives to serve our country. Thank God for the many blessings we have as Americans. Ask God to continue to guide, direct and bless America. Pray for those young men and women who are currently working and living in dangerous situations as they bravely and unselfishly serve their country.
If My people, who are called by My name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
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