This is my Memorial Day Tribute to all who have served, sacrificed and died that I and my family may enjoy, freedom, safety and prosperity. To my father, step-father, and all my uncles who served in WWII. To my grandfather who served in WWI. To my cousin who served in Nam. To my brother-in-law who served in peace time. To my young cousin who was a Navy Seal. To Pete's cousin's son, Cody, who is serving now near Mosul. Thank you.
To all who are celebrating on this Holiday, I ask you to remember this is more than just another day off from work. This is a time to reflect, honor and grieve for those who offered the supreme sacrifice for us. No man has greater love than to lay down his life for a brother. Whatever, where ever, however you observe this day, do it with respect. Do it safely. And may God bless you!
Let us all, who know the Lord, do our part to safeguard, protect and heal our land. To support our troops and defend our shores. "Gather together and pray, you shameless nation, while there is still time - before judgement begins, and your opportunity is blown away like chaff; before the fierce anger of the Lord falls and the terrible day of his wrath begins. Beg him to save you, all who are humble - all who have tried to obey. Walk humbly and do what is right, perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you from his wrath in that day of doom. " Zephaniah 2:1-3 TLB
"Don't fear anything except the Lord of the armies of Heaven! If you fear him, you need fear nothing else. He will be your safety; ..." Isaiah 8:13-14a TLB