Happy Memorial Day Weekend
The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children ~ William Harvard
Memorial Day is a day when we honor those folks who served our country, particularly but not limited to wartime service. Memorial Day started shortly after the Civil War in remembrance of Civil War veterans. Although in America this day has become more of a picnic day, it’s important for us to take a minute and recognize those who have sacrificed for our benefit.
It burns me that patriotism has become word so easily thrown around in the three-ring circus that political debate has become in this country. Both sides claiming the other to be unpatriotic over this or that political ideology. When I look for the meaning of word I think directly to my grandfathers, both decorated World War II veterans. Their patriotism was simple, when needed for a just cause, their country called and they answered. Happily neither sacrificed their lives although both were purple heart recipients and one a POW in Germany. Today I remember them and the sacrifices they made, have a happy Memorial Day my friends ~ Rev Kane