This week remember those . . . who have died during military service
Memorial Day is for remembering the men and women who died while serving our nation. It originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868. The Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
During this holiday weekend, take a moment to remember the grave sacrifice that was made for your freedoms! (John 15:13)