Memorial Day and Memorial Weekend Remind Us to Honor Those Whose Ultimate Sacrifice Purchased the Freedom We Enjoy and Proved Freedom Isn't Free.·
Wrenn, Editor, PoliSat.Com , PoliticalXray.Com .
May 27, 2011--
Today, Friday, May 27, 2011, begins Memorial Weekend leading to Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2011. Many Americans will celebrate it as a four-day weekend or as weekend for finding bargains at stores touting Memorial Day "sales." Yet many-- surely most-- Americans will also seek ways to express their gratitude to those who paid the ultimate price in order for the liberty we enjoy (and too often take for granted) to endure for us and our posterity. Not all will be able to attend a special event, but all of us can at least do this: Seek out someone who is currently serving, or who is a family member of someone currently serving, in our military and do something to express thanks: A salute or hug and a sincere "thank you," a gift card for dinner in a nice restaurant, tickets to a movie, tickets to a baseball game, a visit to a wounded warrior, a donation to Fisher House, perform a chore (e.g., cut grass, clean gutters, wash windows), etc. There are countless ways to say "thanks."
We pause for this Memorial Day to join in this refrain to those who gave their all to us so freedom we'd retain. For darkness they confronted in preserving freedom's light, we owe them more than we can pay for giving more than life. But lives they gave endure today in hearts and souls and minds of we who drink from freedom's cup the fruits of freedom's vine.
|We pause for
this Memorial Day
to join in this refrain
to those who gave their all to us
so freedom we'd retain.
For darkness they confronted
But lives they gave endure today
--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com
From whence do such heroes come? For what should we thank them? How should we thank them? Each of us must find his own way to answer these questions. Here are my thoughts on the subject in the form of a song I wrote titled, "Thanks In Our Name For Deeds In Our Name":
Thanks In Our Name For Deeds In Our Name
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To view an updated version
of the above tribute to our troops,
For people within traveling distance to the Arlington National Cemetery, here's a link to the schedule for ceremonies there. Such ceremonies will be special for the Silver Springs mother of her son buried at Arlington.
--Jim Wrenn, Editor at PoliSat.Com.
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