It is Memorial Day weekend, a chance to have a reprieve from work, spend time with family, and, hopefully, enjoy some decent weather.
But, Memorial Day means so much more. It is the day set aside to honor our military’s fallen heroes.
As a military family, we are truly humbled by this holiday. We know the sacrifices made in order to serve. And we are in mourning with the families whose service members made the ultimate sacrifice.
Over the past few years, I have written about service and sacrifice, and compiled a few of my “reader favorites” here, complete with links. Some of these essays have been picked up by other sites, which was a real honor for me.
Please take a moment to remember our fallen heroes and their families this Memorial Day weekend. Whether you attend a parade, a service at a cemetery, or just pause for quiet reflection, know that freedom isn’t free, and we are immensely blessed by those who do serve.
Hear are some of my reader favorites:
How my husband and I spent Memorial Day with heroes.
What is it like to be a military wife?
What is the ultimate sacrifice?
On being a proud military mom.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV
Thank you for reading this Memorial Day special edition of my blog. If you feel moved to do so, feel free to share with others.
Do you have any special Memorial Day traditions? If so, please share in the comment section.
© Lynne Cobb – 2015