Memorial Day Weekend

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.” Billy Graham

This is Memorial Day weekend for Americans. Sadly many are not even aware of why we have this holiday. The beginning of summer, bargains at the mall or just a time to have a picnic a lot of USA citizens think.

Memorial Day originated after the Civial War to honor the men who died. It was originally called Decoration Day. There are usually parades where living veterans March to honor their fallen heroes. Graves are decorated with American flags and flowers.

We have the great privilege of living in America where we are still free to worship, vote for our leaders and have freedom of speech. This weekend take time to think about the brave men and women who have fought for our country and if you know a veteran or someone who is in the military now say thanks for your service. 

There may come a time when the freedoms we so enjoy are taken away. Take a few minutes to pray for wisdom for our leaders. We are still the “land of the free and of the brave.” Pray the USA will continue to be a free country. 

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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