Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day 2007

I've been going through one of those periods of life where I seem to be hanging on by my fingernails.

One day after another, just gettin' by.

The Bible has a verse which, when I was a kid confused me and never could figure out what it was trying to say. Jesus said, "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

When I was older, it hit me. "Each day has enough evil of it's own. Don't waste time worrying about yesterday or tomorrow." (John's Louisiana Public School Literal Translation)

So here I am to try to write a Memorial Day post without having thought for even two seconds about what I was going to write. Instead of stressing and freaking out, this is one of my shoot-from-the-hip posts I've been having to do lately.

If you serve in the US military, or are in the family of one or more of our brave service men and women serving right now. God bless you, and thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country.

If you have served in the past or know or have a family member who was injured or died in service to America in the military, God bless you and thanks for your service and may God comfort you for your lost friends or loved ones.

God Bless America!

Photo: That picture up top is a slide I took in The National Cememtery Of The Pacific, in Punchbowl Crater above Honolulu in November of 1987. A very humbling day.


Sharon Lynne said...

Thank you for this reminder to honor the brave men and women, and parents, who have sacrificed in order to preserve our freedom.

We don't have any family members in the armed forces at this time. However, my Father-in-law landed on the beach in France on D-Day.

Have a nice weekend!

Travis said...

I've taken that Punch Bowl tour. Humbling is certainly a good word for it.

Babystepper said...

I think I'll take the kids to their great-grandpa's grave today. Thanks for reminding me.

photowannabe said...

Touching John. I echo your thoughts too.
Sometimes hanging on by your fingernails is a true faith builder. Just remember where your strength comes from..
Sue of photowannabe

Norma said...

We visited there in the mid-80s. Yes, a beautiful and humbling sight. Thank you for the Memorial Day tribute, and here's to long fingernails.

julie said...

Very good post. Sometimes the simple is the most memorable.

There are so many places that I want to visit. I need to add this to my list.

Lady G~ said...

Thank you for remembering. Our soldiers and their families are always in my thoughts and prayers.

My dad and uncle were MP's in the Army in the 60's-70's. My Knight was an MP in the Army in the early 80's. My brother was in 82nd Airborne in early 90's. He died serving our country. He was 19.

Many forget that freedom is not free.