May 24, 2012

Chaplain thoughts May 24, 2012

Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson, 56th Fighter Wing Chapel

“They are dead; but they live in each Patriot’s breast, And their names are engraven on honor’s bright crest.”  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This weekend and specifically this coming Monday, we commemorate and celebrate Memorial Day. A time for us as a nation to pause and reflect upon the greatest sacrifice that so many have given for our great nation. Memorial Day is specifically a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in uniform. Let us not get caught up in the festivities of life this weekend and “an extra day off” to the point we forget why we have Memorial Day in the first place. We should all stop sometime on this extended weekend and say a prayer of thanksgiving for ourselves and one of comfort to families who are “celebrating” without their loved ones.

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