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Common Word, Common Lord

Common Word, Common Lord

Must Always Remember

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

As I enjoyed the majority of Memorial Day off with my family (I did have to go into the hospital and see some patients in the morning), it was amazing to see how many people were out and about shopping (just like we were). Families were everywhere, walking to and fro, and carrying bags from various retailers after having scooped up some cool deals (just like we did).

As I drove back, I noticed a band of men on motorcycles carrying a large American flag; I also noticed that many of the flags (if not all) were flying at half staff, in memoriam of all those soldiers who fought and died for this country. I did not fail to remember them as well. Yet, it seemed to be in the background, in the distance somewhere, perhaps quite far from the scores of shoppers making it difficult to navigate my car around the parking lot.

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Well, we should always remember.

I do not agree with every deployment that those in command may send our soldiers; I do not accept when our soldiers commit crimes of ugliness when they are deployed by those in command; yet, I honor their commitment and sacrifice nonetheless. They serve so that I, and millions upon millions like me, do not have to. And for all those families that have lost loved ones serving our country, I send you my prayers for comfort and peace.

Losing someone you love is never easy. May the Lord always bring down His comfort to ease the pain.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment MaryAnne

    When I was a child Memorial Day was spent in school. We took time out from school work on Memorial Day to got to Patterson Park to the war memorial there to remember those who had died in the wars. We walked to the park and grown ups would follow us or walked with us . No big sales, no day off – just a little walk to remember the Americans who had died in world war I and pray for those who were fighting WWII. Today Memorial Day is just a big shopping day or fun day. I think we should go back to the way it was.

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