Memorial Day – A Day of Reflection

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Memorial Day ushers in the beginning of summer. Perhaps this, along with the end of school, is what we remember most about this day. But it should be one that has far more significance than merely that of a “three-day week-end”.

This is a day for remembering those who have died to protect our country’s freedom. It is a time to honor and remember those men and women who have given their lives in order to preserve our country’s freedom and our way of life. Honored are not only those fallen in the line of duty, but those who have been in service to our country.

It was called Decoration Day in earlier days and used to be celebrated on May 30th. Since 1971 it has been observed on the last Monday in May.

Making this important day a part of a three-day week-end seems to diminish its significance. But it is not only about days-off and picnics. It is about remembering.

I want to join all in prayers for peace and justice in the world and continued freedom for our country.

May God bless America!

Peace and blessings,

Lee Jackson, CFCS

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