Remembering the Fallen this Memorial Day

Special shoutout thank you for Memorial Day to to all the men and women who gave their life so we can have the freedoms we do. I also want to give a special shoutout to one that shed His blood for our ultimate freedom, Jesus Christ.

America, Bless God!

Remembering the Fallen this Memorial Day

Land of the Free Because of the Brave - Land of the Free Because of the Brave - Memorial Day
Land of the Free Because of the Brave

Memorial Day, a day to take time to thank the many men and women who have shed blood and died to fight for our country to help protect our freedom. These fallen men and women are heroes for helping to support our freedom. When you see those flags in the cemeteries just remember that was a fallen solider who served our country for our freedoms.

Memorial Day is celebrated the last Monday in May. It also marks the start of the Summer Season in America. This holiday originally was called Decoration Day.

Memorial Day is a solemn occasion to honor and remember the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. While some people do use the phrase “Happy Memorial Day” as a well-intentioned greeting, it’s also important to acknowledge the deeper meaning of the day. Many people now choose to say “Have a meaningful Memorial Day” or “Remembering those who sacrificed” to express the solemnity and gratitude associated with this day.

Here are a few alternative ways to express your sentiments on Memorial Day:

  1. “Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day.”
  2. “Remembering and respecting those who gave their lives.”
  3. “Reflecting on the sacrifice of our servicemen and women.”
  4. “Paying tribute to the heroes who defended our freedom.”
  5. “Commending the courage and bravery of our fallen soldiers.”
  6. “Grateful for the selflessness of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.”

These phrases aim to convey a sense of reverence and appreciation for the sacrifices made by military personnel, highlighting the significance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. (Kickler, Sarah (May 28, 2012). “Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day”. Retrieved April 7, 2014.) Read more about that!

I do like what the Bible says in John 15:13, below.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

We live in the land of the free because of the brave. These men and women face courageous acts and risk their lives everyday. Some don’t make it, but like John 15:13 says above, they gave their life so we can live and have our liberties and freedoms. A lot of these people are trying to take away from us.

Yes, this day is for those fallen but I still would also like to thank all the men and women who have served, who are currently serving and those who plan to enlist and serve in the near future. Even including those injured, disabled, missing in action (MIA), Prisoners of War (POW), etc.

This shoutout also goes to all the police, firefighters, paramedics, coast guard, etc. This Memorial Day or even any day you see a military (Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Reserves and the the National Guard).

I would also like to go on and add all police, firefighter, paramedic, etc. Make sure you thank them for their service for your community, city, town, state, etc.

Here are ten ways to remember and honor those who gave their lives for us on Memorial Day:

  1. Attend a Memorial Day ceremony or commemorative event in your community.
  2. Visit a local memorial or military cemetery to pay your respects and place flowers or flags on the graves of fallen soldiers.
  3. Take part in a moment of silence at 3:00 PM (local time) as a national moment of remembrance.
  4. Engage in acts of service by volunteering at veterans’ organizations or supporting military families.
  5. Write letters of appreciation to active-duty military personnel or veterans, expressing gratitude for their service.
  6. Display the American flag at your home or workplace at half-staff until noon, then raise it to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
  7. Educate yourself and others about the significance of Memorial Day, its history, and the sacrifices made by servicemen and women.
  8. Donate to organizations that support veterans and their families, or contribute to scholarships for the children of fallen soldiers.
  9. Participate in a Memorial Day parade or watch one to honor the memory of fallen heroes.
  10. Share stories and memories of loved ones who served in the military on social media or during family gatherings, keeping their legacies alive.

These actions can help ensure that the sacrifices made by those who served are remembered, respected, and honored on Memorial Day or any other day.

Semper Fi

I like the Marine Corps Motto “Semper Fidelisor you may hear shorted version of “Semper Fi”. It means always loyal or always faithful. (Latin). I believe like the Marines are faithful to our country, we must also be faithful to God first and foremost.

One thing to think about for those of you who will not stand or refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem, I want you to think about that solider who no longer can stand up and who is confined to a wheel chair who became disabled while protecting your freedom. Even the freedom for you to choose to stand or not stand!

Most of all I would like to thank Jesus Christ who gave the ultimate freedom, our Ultimate Super Hero, by His blood that was shed on the Cross of Calvary. He was being Semper Fidelis to God’s plan to save us from sin.

“Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins.”

Hebrews 9:22

With this freedom we can choose either to accept it or reject it. I pray that you accept the freedom that Jesus offered us to have ever lasting life with Him in Heaven. That freedom Christ gives us is to no longer be in the chains of sin, to longer allow sin to control us.

Like Martin Luther King, Jr. said. Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty, I am Free at Last. You can get that ultimate freedom in Jesus Christ. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for us all.

If you reject it, then you will face judgement day and be held accountable for all your actions and face damnation of hell. (Check out Your Final Destination)

Present Memorial Day

  • May 29, 2023

Here are the upcoming dates for Memorial Day:

  1. May 27, 2024
  2. May 26, 2025
  3. May 25, 2026
  4. May 31, 2027
  5. May 29, 2028
  6. May 28, 2029
  7. May 27, 2030
  8. May 26, 2031

Please note that Memorial Day in the United States is observed on the last Monday of May each year.

Other Memorial Day Blog Post

Know the difference

Memorial Day honors those who died in service for our nation. 

Veterans Day honors those living who once served the armed forces for our nation.

Armed Forces Day honors those who are currently serving our nation. 

Learn more about the differences!

First published Memorial Day, May 27, 2013. Last Republished or updated May 29, 2023. #MemorialDay

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