Remembering on Memorial Day 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Why do we have Memorial Day? For some it's a day for a BBQ. For others its a way for honoring the dead. To me, its a day of remembering those that served our country, and also for family members that have passed.
My husband always felt bad that he was not allowed in the Military because of a very minor disability that he was born with. But he had his moments of pride with each of our sons chose to enter the military (4 Navy, 1 Marine). We both have many family members that were in the military, including an uncle that died in WW2. Even though, I never knew him, I still remember him.
Last year, my husband and I visited his parents grave and left some flowers there. On the way there, I told my husband of a conversation that his parents had while I was visiting. It was a cute little story that showed their personalities so well. Robert smiled as I told it. This year, we will also put some flowers on the grave of a dear, dear friend.
Memorials is nothing new. It was commanded from God many times in the Bible. Following is a Memorial that was made thousands of years ago.
Joshua 4: 4-7 (especially V.6 & 7)
4 So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, 5 and said to them, "Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, 6 to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?' 7 tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.