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A Time To Reflect And Remember
The most somber experience I ever had was when we went to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. I had never seen so many tombstones before in my life….The cost of our freedom came and still comes at a very high price. I began to think about what wars were fought and the lives lost in those wars. For a freedom we sometimes take for granted. I had uncles, cousins, a brother and a son who fought in those different wars, and they were blessed to come home to us. But looking on that vast field of tombstones the reality was that many did not make it home alive. Thank you, for Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 NKJV)
Then I was afforded the unique experience of seeing the changing of the guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is a historic monument dedicated to deceased U.S. service members whose remains have not been identified. The World War I “Unknown” is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Victoria Cross, and several other foreign nations’ highest service awards. The U.S. Unknowns who were interred are also recipients of the Medal of Honor, presented by U.S. presidents who presided over their funerals. The monument has no officially designated name.
We here at Rhemalogy.com would like to take this time to say thank you to the men and women in our military who put their lives on the line for us each and every day. Thank you for your service and thank you for your hearts to serve.
So please somewhere between the barbeque and beer may we take a sober moment to remember why we have this day off because someone gave their life for us to be able to enjoy ours. And to the families of those love ones… May you keep the memory of your loved one alive through sharing the story of their bravery with all who will listen. We pray that God may give you strength to cope with daily challenges in the absence of your loved ones and the grace to walk therein. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
I get a lump in my throat just looking at pictures of Arlington Cemetery, I cannot imagine being there in person.
Barb that something you never forget. But it’s an experience we all need to truly understand the reason for this day.
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CF, I come from a military family and am married to an ex-airman. Memorial Day has always been an important day for us!
Amen! God bless you and your family on this somber day!