Monday, May 30, 2016

DAILY DEVO...remember the sacrifice, remember the life!

I could not let today pass by without penning a few thoughts about what this day stands for.

Today is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the day that we honor those who have fallen (given their lives) while serving our country. Do not confuse it with Veterans Day (as many do)…Veterans Day is the day that we show honor to all those serving our country (past, present and future).

To many people, today (this whole weekend) is the start of summer and cookouts and getting the pool ready to swim. While others, today is a very solemn day, one to remember all those who have passed from this life. But to the veteran and to the families of the fallen soldiers, today carries such a significance, one that runs so deep that words cannot even describe what is in their hearts.

To have a son or daughter, a mother or father, a friend, an uncle, a nephew, someone who you love dearly; give their life while protecting the lives of complete strangers is a pain and heartache that no one can understand unless you’ve experienced it. To be honest, I have not lost a loved one in a war or in the line of duty; however, I became much more keenly aware of this emotion, this sacrifice, when my own son enlisted in the Air Force...

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Blessings to you and yours on this Memorial Day!

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