I heard a news commentator say “Wish everybody a Happy Memorial Day”. We should do better than say “Happy Memorial Day”. I think we should say “Honor Memorial Day”. As in show respect. And then do it. Here are a few ways you can do that.
- Stop for at least 60 seconds and have a quiet time to honor those who gave their lives in military service to America.
- Say a prayer for the families and friends of all these brave individuals.
- Never miss a chance to say thanks or do something kind for a member of our military or a veteran any day you get a chance while you still have the chance.
- Vote for elected officials who honor our country, our military and our freedoms, not those who try to take them or give them away and more importantly, who honor God. Strongly (s t r o n g l y!!!!) encourage others to do the same.
- Fly a flag, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and some time today sing “God Bless America”, even if you have to stop and look up the words.
- Make sure your kids and grandkids know what makes America Great so they won’t take it for granted, or let others continue to take it away, bit by bit.
- Thank God for our country. Every Day. Pray for its future.
By honoring Memorial Day, we also honor those who gave the ultimate price — their lives — to protect and serve the United States of America. God Bless you and your families. God Bless our Military personnel today.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;
and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.