Memorial Day


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It’s worth remembering that today is a national holiday because on this day our country remembers soliders who have died in service to our country.

Some of you will visit cemeteries or watch memorial day parades. Others will celebrate the day with picnics or outings or sporting events.

But no matter how you celebrate memorial day, make sure to spend a minute or two thinking about the sacrifices that military men and women have made and continue to make.

Having grown up in a military family, I have come to believe that military service is a calling, like the clergy or public service. It’s a hard way to live your life, but thank god that so many choose it.

And speaking of military life, here’s a neat example of two women who met on twitter who have teamed up to deliver a service to families separated by military service.