Blog 1: Reflections on Memorial Day

I discuss subject areas that are of concern nationally and internationally depending on the spiritual and temporal impact on my life and the lives of those who are dear to me.

Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day are dates set aside for the honoring of soldiers, dead and alive.  Men and women, alike, who have paid or are paying the ultimate sacrifice in defending their country from external forces.  There is a great deal of pomp and ceremony associated with such occasions.  The gestures are noble and commendable. However, my take on the commemorative efforts is a bit bleak and may be considered less than noble but are not intended to trivialize nor are they intended to offend but to reference some gospel principles which appear forgotten or have even been ignored.  My opinion may be considered airy fairy but here goes.