Memorial Day is a day that the United States has set aside to remember and honor those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice for God and Country while serving their military duty.
Unfortunately, this meaning seems to be falling away and is now more likely to be remembered as the “unofficial start of summer.” How truly sad.
It is foolish and wicked to desire war, but it’s foolish and naïve to think that war is always avoidable. For there are wicked people in this world that will kill, steal, and destroy without blinking an eye… that’s the human nature, the sin nature… unleashed.
Jesus told us just this in Matthew 24:6, where we are told: “You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
We know from the Book of Revelation, that it will be Jesus- the King of kings, and LORD of lords who will bring about the end of all wars… and I long for that day!
But until He comes, I am thankful and grateful for those men and women who have laid down their lives for the cause and hope of freedom. If you are reading this and have served or lost a loved one in uniform… thank you for your service.
The “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on December 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”
You may disagree or agree with the direction our Government and Country are headed… but surely, you cannot disagree with those who have paid the ultimate price for this land…no, they indeed should be honored.
I think it’s the very least we can do. Remembeing the Fallen