thoughts for memorial day

(Arlington National Cemetery, June 2008)

With all the military people I have known (or known of) in my life, I feel so fortunate that none of them must be remembered today, this holiday of remembrance.

That said, it still seems appropriate to pause - to reflect on the sacrifices that so many thousands of individuals (and families) have made in our country's history to protect our freedom and the freedom of those around the world. Even though I have not always agreed with the battles and wars our government has chosen to fight, I am thankful for those who go.

To all who honor and remember loved ones on this day, my prayers of grace to you and my prayers of thanks to those you hold in memory.


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