Happy Memorial Day! So often we eagerly look forward to a three day weekend filled with rest, relaxation and family time. In our eagerness to celebrate we may not accurately remember or pay attention to the why we are celebrating:
But Memorial Day is set aside as an American holiday to commemorate United States men and women who died while in military service. It was started after the Civil War and was expanded after World War I. It was once called Decoration Day honoring those who gave their lives in military service to our country.
So as we do enjoy the activities of family and free time this weekend, may we also remember the sacrifice given.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13