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Shouldn’t we pause, remember, and say thank you?

I am grateful for another Memorial Day; another year of freedom, paid for at the highest price. Sophia is helping Fred and me to teach  Ella all about Memorial Day: And this year Sophie even had the opportunity to specifically thank some military families in our local community through an essay contest that one one of our local American Legion posts …

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Are you making your Memorial Day plans yet?

It’s that time of year again—we’re all probably feeling burned out by our end of the school year / graduation / etc. commitments. The weather is nice outdoors and we just want to relax and have fun. And I’m all for that! But first. Before you spend your Memorial Day prep time thinking only about what you are going to …

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For God and Country * That Others May Live

My friend’s FB post today was a great reminder of why (I hope!) we all will pause today and honor our Veterans … “Recently I have enjoyed teasing Favorite Husband about having gone to war in two different centuries … But truly today – as much as every other day I am grateful for his life of selfless service – embracing …

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Whether Soldiers Too Can Be Saved

Professor Veith has an interesting post based on an interview with Gen. John W. Vessey, whose distinguished military career including not only combat in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, but serving as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Reagan. In it, he quotes a Martin Luther pamphlet (entitled Whether Soldiers Too Can Be Saved). Worth the read! A Soldier’s …

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Please Consider Planning (even just a brief!) Actual Memorial Day Tomorrow

We’re looking very forward to trying Pastor Dave and Chris Bentz’s famed BBQ recipe tomorrow. Yum! But far, far above our lunchtime munchies, our entire family is looking forward to going to our local Memorial Day ceremony. We have already purchased our red, white, and blue flowers and miniature flags to place on our local gravestones. (Did you know Memorial …

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Pearl Harbor Day

I was so pleased this morning when we opened our Fine Art class in a time of prayer and my students remembered why December 7th is so important in our country’s history: The Naval History and Heritage Command’s Pearl Harbor Overview and Images Freedom is never free.

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Because We Can Never Thank Them Enough

Did you pause at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month—to pray? To figure out a way you can support our veterans? Just to be grateful? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, please read this. And if you care to give three minutes to this topic, please watch this: THANK YOU VETERANS! We …

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Pearl Harbor – Remembering A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

December 7. Are you planning to talk with your children today about the attack on Pearl Harbor and why President Roosevelt proclaimed it “a date which will live in infamy”? I hope so. And I hope you will pull out a dictionary and read together exactly what that word means: Infamy: extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as …

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Highway of Heroes

With our own (U.S.) Memorial Day still heavy on my heart, this post by Tim Challies about fallen Canadian soldiers is particularly poignant: Highway of Heroes

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Gather Around the Sacred Remains (Please remember, friends, that Memorial Day is NOT about hot dogs and relaxing.)

I’m about to head out the door to go and purchase our flowers and wreaths. When I return, the family will be awake and we will hang out flag. Then, in just a few hours, we will dress in red, white, and blue and head to a local cemetery to join in the remembrance and honoring of the men and …

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