Memorial Day is for those who have died serving our country, defending us from those who would want to hurt us. I know we get it mixed up with just honoring the military (which is always good to do anyway) or with picnics and barbecues and wearing red, white and blue.
I think it’s good for us to be hit with the reality once in a while that we would not in all honesty enjoy the freedom we enjoy today without all those brave soldiers who came before us–who still, though thankfully in smaller numbers, go before us–to fight and die to protect our freedoms and our way of life.
It often feels to me like our way of life is under attack, even from some of our own countrymen. Even from some of our fellow Christians at times. For instance, this article:
But even with attacks coming from all sides, the United States of America still offers freedom to worship God, freedom many of us take for granted these days. It would be great to take advantage of that freedom tomorrow (Sunday), and then on Monday, to honor the fallen heroes that laid down their lives for us to have the freedoms we enjoy every day.
If you want to watch an uplifting, positive movie geared toward Memorial Day, here is an article from the Pure Flix blog with some suggestions. You can try Pure Flix for a month for free. It is like Netflix but with all Christian and family-friendly content. There are lots of great movies on there, so try it out.
God bless you and God bless America!