Monday, May 31, 2021

Remembering the Fallen

I won't say "Happy" Memorial Day today, because it is not supposed to be a happy day--it is a somber day, full of reflection.  It is to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.  It's not to say to a veteran, "Thank you for your service."  Technically, that is for Veteran's Day (although it is acceptable to say that on any day, in my opinion).  Armed Service Day is to thank current military personnel.  But today is to think of those fallen soldiers who gave their all.  I found this in the Epoch Times:

Lincoln concludes his remarks at Gettysburg by saying: “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

God bless us all.


Kampin' Karen said...

Very good post! I lost two classmates in Viet Nam and their names are on the Wall.

R's Rue said...

So true. Thank you for sharing.

Carol L said...

That's a great vintage image and such a thoughtful post to remember those who have served. It truly is a day to remember those we've lost and to honor them in memory for their service.

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Absolutely wonderful post. I sincerity appreciate you taking the time to post this. Thank you.

Bonnie said...

Well said, my friend!

Dee Dee Loveless said...

BEAUTIFUL - thank you for sharing thisπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ under God is the key!