“…honor to whom honor is due…”
This Memorial Day, let’s remember those families who are gathering today without one of the key loved ones – the one who gave his life for our freedom. While we’re enjoying our hamburgers, hot dogs, family reunions and laughter with friends, never forget that there are many families across this land that meet together with tears. For them, the price paid for our freedom is incredibly high.
Let’s also remember the military member who is always ready to stand in the gap for us. General Douglas MacArthur once said,
“In twenty campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people. From one end of the world to the other, he has drained deep the chalice of courage. I do not know the dignity of their birth, but I do know the glory of their death. They died unquestioning, uncomplaining, with faith in their hearts, and on their lips the hope that we would go on to victory. Always for them: Duty, Honor, Country.”
Thank you, friends, from the bottom of my red-white-and blue heart! We remember your sacrifice, and pledge that our freedoms will not be taken lightly.
Freedom isn’t free.
And for the Christian, let’s always remember the sacrifice of Calvary. Let not the freedom from sin and Hell be taken lightly. Thank God for His only begotten Son!