Memorial Day … A reminder of America’s values

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“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery

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Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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“Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.”

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Vietnam Women’s War Memorial in Washington, D.C.  An estimated 11,000 women served in Vietnam during the war; 90 percent were nurses.

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Isn’t that the Christian walk?

  1. Freedom. We have been called to freedom. Freedom from the tyranny of sin; freedom to live in Christ. Galatians 5:1
  2. Valor. The Lord appeared to Gideon and called him a mighty man of valor. What did he do? He obeyed and trusted God, going against the great army of the Midianites. God fought the battle and won! Judges 6:12
  3. Purity. God’s followers are called to have pure thoughts, to think about all that is good and to walk in purity. Philippians 4:8;  Titus 2:5
  4. Perseverance. God’s great and precious promises are the Christian’s. Our faith supplies moral excellence, working knowledge, nurturing self control, generating perseverance, growing godliness, resulting in brotherly kindness, and producing love. 2 Peter 1:4-7

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends
John 15:13

Sacrifice to the point of death, all for freedom. Freedom for you and me. Freedom hard won by valor, purity, and perseverance.

Thank God Almighty for the men and women who have laid down their lives for our freedom.

Thank God Almighty for Jesus who laid down His life for your freedom, my freedom and the freedom of generations past and present. Freedom from sin and death. Freedom to live as His co-heir of the Kingdom of God.

My prayer

Father in heaven, Thank You for America’s freedom. Thank You for the sacrifice of the men and women who have given their lives, their limbs, their health, and their years for American men, women, and children. Bless their families. We honor them and thank them. Thank You for the freedom that Jesus gave us freely through His death on the cross. Let that sink in deeply as we remember His great sacrifice. Thank You for the freedom we have in You. Show us how to live out our freedom promises honoring You and honoring America. We bow down to You and praise You. Amen.

God bless America. God bless you!

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2 thoughts on “Memorial Day … A reminder of America’s values

  1. Thank you Karen for your excellent post and tribute to Memorial Day and the men and women who have served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I love your Scriptures on the red, white and blue of our Flag. Thank you for sharing! blessings, denise

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