Memorial Day 2023
Tomorrow we celebrate Memorial Day, the American holiday to honor U.S. military men and women who have died for our freedoms. Many of us observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or holding family gatherings, while others view it as just a day off work and the unofficial beginning of the summer season.
But Memorial Day is so much more … it’s about remembering those who have served and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we enjoy.
Sacrifice ... while we remember our service men and women, also remember and thank Jesus, Who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
1John 2:2 - “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
Please remember (or set your phone alarm) -- at 3pm local time tomorrow (Monday) -- take a moment to observe the National Moment of Remembrance. For just one full minute, Americans everywhere should pause to remember all the men and women who died in service to our country.
Read here how the symbolism of the poppy flower honoring our military started with a poem written by a World War I brigade surgeon who was struck by the sight of the red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield.
Romans 5:8- “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Watch this touching 3-minute Memorial Day Tribute – “Mansions of the Lord” – Hillsdale College
Jesus gave the ultimate sacrifice. His resurrection offers an eternal gift. Won't you accept it?