Monday, May 30, 2016

Honor Our War Dead Today and Always


Today is Memorial Day, set aside to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and of other nations around the globe.

Your grandma might have called today Decoration Day, because, in the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War, it was a day when the graves of soldiers were decorated in remembrance of their ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.

Our very freedom in these United States was won by -- and is defended daily by -- the work and blood of our servicemen and women. 

Our fighting men put their lives on the line for our freedom.  They volunteer to do this.  For us.  For our freedom.

Every day.

Why not take a little ride today and decorate the grave of some soldier, known to you or not?

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain, NC
Rally to Ridgecrest, 2010

...And, you could make it a point to visit a recruiting station or stop a military man on the street and tell him how much you appreciate what he does for you. 

This Memorial Day, remember that only two forces are willing to die for us; Jesus who died for our souls, and the American soldier, who is willing to die for our freedom.

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