Memorial Day- Remembering the Fallen

       To some Americans, today is just another holiday.  Another day to take off work, go fishing, have a picnic, or spend time with family and friends.  Too often, we forget the countless multitudes who have sacrificed their lives so that we could have these blessings.  We have become so calloused in America; we take our freedom for granted.  We think that because we are born in a free country, we deserve freedom.  Folks, we don't deserve ANYTHING.  Everything we have is a gift from God, and the freedoms we enjoy every day are ours ONLY because of the multitudes of brave American soldiers who have given THEIR lives, so that we could live OUR lives in freedom.  We owe our fallen soldiers a debt of gratitude that we can never repay; let us then live our lives in the same way they lived theirs; let us live for others.
       As you and your family celebrate this Memorial day, remember this- there are some who will never again have their whole family together to celebrate ANY holiday, because someone in their family laid down their life so you could keep yours.  And to all of our military- we salute you this day for the sacrifice you have made; for the price you have paid.  To the rest of us- may we always remember and honor those who have sacrificed their lives so selflessly for us; may we always remember that freedom is NEVER free.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."  John 15:13


  1. AMEN, brother! You would have loved video Preacher played yesterday by Ronald Reagan. It was such a good reminder of the price that has been paid for this freedom we enjoy. May we hold it dear forever.
    love ya!

  2. Such a wonderful post. I ran across your blog from your family's blog. For someone as young as you, you have wisdom. Thank you for sharing it and thank you for expressing gratitude. I lost my dad to this war four years ago...and our family will never be the same.


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