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Remember Those Who Died for Us on This Memorial Day

Remember those who diedIn the United States, we celebrate Memorial Day today; a day to remember those who died in service to the U.S., in defense of the U.S.   Unfortunately, the U.S. has seen several wars over its 240+ year history. Yet, remembering those who died, for our safety and security, is worthy of showing our appreciation.

Remember Those Who Died

This day never passes by me without remembering my next door neighbor, Tommy Myers, who died while serving my country, in Vietnam, back in the 1960’s. I was a pre-teen, when I saw the U.S. Army car pull up in front of Mrs. Myer’s house to give her the bad news. Tommy is the only person, who I personally knew, who died while serving his country in the armed services. Yet, there are countless others. Perhaps you know of someone, who deserves to be remembered this day. Please share your memories in the comments section, so that we can all honor his/her service.

War is ugly and filled with fraught. Each day might be your last. It takes great fortitude to be brave and act courageously when faced with overwhelming fear. Yet, our armed services personnel have those qualities. God graced them with fortitude when He willed them to serve our country. God enabled them with bravery to carry out their missions. And He blessed them with courage when the moment came to face fear, even fear of death. Our deceased service personnel acted with God’s grace and humility to best serve us. They placed the liberty and freedom of others over the safety of themselves, so that we may live in freedom.

Honor, Thanks and Prayers

Thank you does not adequately express enough gratitude for their sacrifice. The only things we can do is honor them with prayers for their souls; that each and every one of them may be in the glory of Heaven.

May perpetual light shine upon them, and may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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