We Should Remember
John 8:32, John 8:36
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Nathan Hall said
“As you well know, this weekend we celebrate Memorial Day—the day that we remember those who have gone on before us.
Today we honor those who have died in battle to ensure the freedom that we celebrate as Americans.
Today we also remember our late fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends.
We remember the fond memories that we have of those loved ones.
Many will have family reunions this weekend.
Many will go to cemeteries and decorate burial places with brilliantly colored flowers.
And many will spend the day in quiet remembrance of the frailty of life.”
We Must Remember!
We Should Remember Those Who Served and Sacrificed
It no small wonder that America, on the whole, has fought battles over freedom and principle instead of conquest and greed.
We have responded to the call of those who could not protect themselves as we have followed the ideals of Scripture to “Love our Neighbor” and that Evil must always be vanquished.
David Barton wrote that “America has a long history of military members who have shown extraordinary courage, with many willingly giving their lives to secure the freedoms our nation enjoys, freedoms we often take for granted. On Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) we honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women.
World War II (1941-1945) was an especially deadly war, with over 400,000 Americans being killed in famous military engagements such as the Battle of the Bulge and D-Day as well as in many other lesser known battles. Each life lost, whether in a major or an obscure battle, helped win peace and end tyranny. There were many heroes in that war, sung and unsung.”
Freedom is not free. It is one of the mostly costly and prized possessions I know anything about.
It Is The Soldier
by Charles M. Province, U.S. Army
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.
© 1970 2010
Charles M. Province, U.S. Army
We should Remember Jesus who Suffered and Sacrificed for our Sins
We Should Remember it Intellectually
We Should Remember it Emotionally
We Should Remember it Experientially
Is To Rejoice
Is To Reverence
Is To Repent