Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

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:

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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.

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Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful reminder, thank you for taking the time to post these things. It reminds me to visit with my kids over these things. Thanks for the comment on my blog this morning. I DO see that your heart is in your home, and I appreciate that you could still embrace my thoughts without offense. I don't like the Mommy wars. :) I appreciate how much your love your family and your Savior. Enjoy your final vacation day!

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Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.