Memorial Day Musings

Memorial Day takes us down memory lane: invoking sad but also fond, patriotic memories of all those who laid down their lives in defending our nation. War Cemetriesand War Memorials stand to tell us of their sacrifice for us. In one of the War Memorials in Kohima, India, the inscription reads: “When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today.” It is for our Tomorrow that they gave their TODAY.
What can I do TODAY for our future generation tomorrow? It is reminiscent of the words of President John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” It is good to think what we can responsibly pass on to future generations, as we pay tribute to the memories of those who are dear to us and have gone before us. It could be faith, morals, lifestyle, values, research or anything for that matter.
Let us remember all the men and women in uniform who are placed in strategic and yet risky fronts — that they may be protected as they continue to give their todays for our tomorrows.
Let us remember those who have gone before us — that they may enjoy peace and eternal rest in the Lord.

In Memorium, Patriot Days, Reflections