This is a memorial Memorial Day as many of us our still limiting our contact with other people although some of us have returned to work wearing masks, observing distancing and hand washing to the point the lotion companies will be in business for quite a while.
I received the following today and felt it definitely worthy of sharing. If we ever needed to be united as a country under God it is now. My thanks to Lois Russell who gave me permission to share this message.
At a time when our country seems polarized between Republicans and Democrats, Memorial Day provides us an opportunity to remember that our proud American flag bears the colors of both parties: Red and Blue. Our brave men and women didn’t sacrifice solely for a single party. They gave their lives for ALL of us. “Greater love hath no man…than to lay down his life for his friends.” So today and going forward, let us insure that their courage and commitment were not in vain. Let us gratefully re-calibrate our hearts to emulate their willingness to sacrifice for our common good. To be kind to one another. To exercise the “expensive” right they purchased for us, to CHOOSE to sacrifice for each another. We ARE all in this together. Together we will stand, bitterly divided we will not. Let us, as Americans, bravely love one another and thereby honor those who gave their all.