Today is Memorial Day in the USA, a day in which Americans pause to honor those men and women who have given “their last full measure of devotion” for our freedom and liberty. All Americans, and even many others in various places around the world should pause to ask themselves what the world would be like today had these heroes not been willing to sacrifice for freedom.
I disagree with those who say that these honored dead are the source of our liberties, for Liberty comes from God. However this in no way diminishes their sacrifice or their service. On the contrary it could easily be argued that in defending freedom from tyranny they have been the very agents of God.
Personally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every man and woman of our Armed Forces for what they do for this Nation in difficult times and often terrible circumstances; you are all an inspiration to freedom loving Peoples everywhere. I hope that each of us will take the time this day to reflect upon those who cannot hear our thanks and praise, for their selfless devotion in the service of their country and of decency, peace and liberty which must surely humble us all.
Finally, I would ask all who read this to approach Almighty God in prayer today, asking that such sacrifices may never again be required of the young men and women of any nation, that His mercy and justice would prevail on the earth for ever.