Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a US public holiday observed on the last Monday in May and often marks the beginning of summer.

Memorial Day’s meaning is to commemorate and pay tribute to soldiers who passed away while serving the military service- the Army, Air-force, Navy, SEALs, among other specialized units.

The holiday was formerly called Decoration Day because Americans decorate the graves of the fallen soldiers with flowers and American flags.

In honor of this day, the American flag is raised to half position until noon, to honor the departed souls. After 12 pm, the flag is hoisted to full staff as a reminder that the nation lives and the country will always honor the sacrifice of the soldiers by fighting for justice for all.

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Thank you to all our soldiers for your service and sacrifices.

Happy Memorial Day!

  

My hope is that today while spending time with family and loved ones, you will reflect on the following scripture: 

John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.”

This scripture tells us the greatest love of all is that we would be willing to give up our own lives for others. This scripture is very deep. Christ’s life was all about sacrifice- he gave up his life so that we could have freedom. Just like Christ, many men and women gave up their lives so that we could experience freedom. How Christ like is that? 

I want to personally thank all of those whom gave up their lives so that we could have basic liberties.   

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Enjoy your day with your family…and love so deep, that you would be willing to give up your life for others! 

Have a blessed week.~ Lereca Monik