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May 28, 2010

 

Memorial Day

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “Those who long enjoy such privileges that we enjoy forget in time that others have died to win them.”

Memorial Day is uniquely an American experience. We set aside a day to remember those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom and liberty. Because men and women have died for this country, we have the right to worship, to live at peace in our homes, to pursue our dreams, and to have great opportunities.

For many Memorial Day is a day off. A cook-out. A camping trip. But for those who have lost someone because of war or military action, it means much more than a day off.

We live in a time described as the “Me Generation.” Yet, we can pause this weekend to reflect and give thanks for some who were willing to give all they had for a worthy cause. We also can spend time rejoicing knowing that one day the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, will come again and end the tragedy of war and the suffering it brings.

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