We cannot worship lazily and passively.
Today is about remembering. More specifically, it’s about remembering together.
This is Memorial Day weekend. Even the name of the holiday has “remembering” in it. The holiday’s beginning goes back to a few years after the Civil War, when “Decoration Day” was declared to be May 30. This was originally a day to decorate the graves of fallen heroes with fresh flowers. In 1971, Congress declared the last Monday in May an official “Memorial Day” to remember the cost of freedom. Being Americans, we tend to celebrate this one like every other holiday – by doing our own thing, whether it’s beer and a cookout or launching the summer vacation season. That might be an appropriate way to remember freedom, but I like the newer tradition of a National Moment of Remembrance at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day – because it’s about remembering together. This should be an “us” holiday, not a “me” holiday. Read more »