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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.

Remembering!
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.
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  • AOKDIET21
    Memories and respect for those who gave the lives for us is important
    553 days ago
  • KATHARINE01948
    Our family has a history of serving in the Miltary and world war 2
    My oldest son has retired from the Air force yet he is serving a government contract. My middle son served 6 years in the Navy my youngest, got injured so he couldn't go.
    this day is remembering the fallen and those who serve now God Bless Them emoticon
    555 days ago
  • JULIENSMITH
    Thank you for this reminder.
    555 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    My Dad was in the Army during WWII and my father in law was in the Navy during WWII. My husband had a medical deferral and the Vietnam War ended just before my brother could be drafted into the Army. Both my husband and I had family friends that were killed in the Vietnam War. We live about a half hour away from JBLM and hear military training of some type every day. We have a lot of military aircraft fly over our house daily and can hear the big tanks firing their guns several times a month. I think of them as sounds of freedom.
    555 days ago
  • DIETER27
    God bless thank you for sharing this. Yes my Dad served, and so did my husband's dad, his brother served , his nephew served,. Several of my.son Kevin's friends served and friends of ours have members of their family serving now.
    555 days ago
  • FUNNYFACE101002
    Very nice. God is good.
    556 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    God bless, thank you for sharing this blog emoticon .gif" alt="emoticon" id="emoticon" width="42" height="42" border="0">

    556 days ago
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