For most of us, Memorial Day is the launch of summer. Our neighborhood pools open. Picnics and bbq’s abound. Maybe we’ll even shop the big sales.
Memorial Day isn’t happy. It needn’t be morbidly depressing, but happy? That doesn’t quite capture it.
I’m grateful for the sacrifices made by members of our military, but happy? No, I’m not happy.
Often, I think of their loved ones as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. They live with their loss every day, those husbands, wives, sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, friends, siblings, lovers.
I imagine it is even harder on the day that has been set aside for remembrance, to see that so many of us do not care to remember at all.
So, what do we say? I’m choosing peace.
I wish you peace this Memorial Day weekend, and I pray for the safety of those who serve the cause of liberty.