My husband and I recently sat and listened to his 93 year old father share World War II stories we've never heard him verbalize. It was sobering. The descriptions of the physical conditions, the grenades and gunfire, the moans and smells of death all around and the longing for home were humbling.
Today, may we take time to thank God for our nation and for the many men and women who have paid the price through their sacrifices for our freedom. And for the many more who are actively serving today. In the days and months to come may we remember to say thank you to those who have served, those who are serving and their families who give up so much of what we would call normalcy by living with "servicemen and servicewomen."
This link is to a 1955 Billy Graham message on Memorial Day.