Memorial Day was originally called
Decoration Day, it originated after the Civil War to honor the men and women who died serving in the U.S. Military. In 1971 it became an official federal holiday.
Though Memorial Day and ‘A Gun and the Cross’ is dedicated to the
brave men and women of the military it must be taken into consideration that everybody has lost loved ones, both family and friends.
Not all of these loved ones have served in the military, but they
were all loved, they are all missed and they all gave something to their
families, their friends and their country. From the farms to the factories all have contributed their part in making this nation, therefore all of them should be remembered and honored.
The soldier on the battle field, the sailor on the sea, the airman in the sky, all those keeping this nation free and safe could not do their job without the farmers, the factory workers, and the support of the people they are defending.
Everybody has lost loved ones to remember, but this Memorial Day
let’s also give a thanks and a prayer to those we don’t know. There are so many that we have never known personally, but they all gave just the same.
I am grateful to those who gave and those who are giving; may God
smile down kindly and bless them all.