What do you do to celebrate Memorial Weekend?
A. Go out of town to visit relatives,
B. Have a backyard barbecue,
C. Visit a veterans cemetery to pay respects to the members of the military who have died serving the country, or
D. Go to the mall for Memorial Day sales?
If you chose any of the first three answers, your tradition has a link to the past. Many decades ago, people drove hundreds of miles to gather with family members to decorate the grave sites of soldiers. Then, they had a potluck. That’s why Memorial Day was called Decoration Day. (If you answered D, please try again.)
Isn’t this a beautiful way to pass on to future generations the tradition of remembering and deeply appreciating those who have given their lives for this country?
Not to take anything away from the importance of this day though, I could not help but relate this holiday to Christians' remembrance of our Lord’s passion and death, and the celebration of His resurrection.
The soldier died to keep our freedom;
Jesus died to give us life.
Freedom to enjoy in this world,
Life that will be for eternity.
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