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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Remembrance Sunday in My City

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Memorial Day is a time set aside for remembering.

I will confess that I often forget to remember. That may sound like an oxymoron, but it isn't really.

I find myself guilty of allowing Memorial Day to be just another day off work - - - a great day of rest from a busy schedule.

But it is so much more.

This morning in church, we built a flower arrangement of remembrance.


First those who served in the military were invited to come forward and place a rose in the vase. Others came forward to place a rose in remembrance of family members who gave their all in service to our country.

They were followed by people who placed a rose in honor of a family member currently serving our country.

I was proud to place a rose in honor of my nephew, David Birky, who pilots a Coast Guard rescue helicopter in Sitka, Alsaka.


Those who are actively serving in law enforcement were the next to place roses.


And finally, those who had lost a loved one this year and those who lead a nursing home ministry and have lost people in the past year rounded out the roses in the vase.

What a precious reminder of those who have gone before, paving the way.

And what a great way to honor those who still serve to ensure our liberty.

Remember, your freedom is not free.


Joining Unknown Mami
For Sundays in my City.

Today my city is Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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15 comments:

Amanda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

May said...

Tremendous respect for those serving in the military!! Happy memorial day!!

podso said...

What a nice way to remember those who have served our country. I'm sure it was a moving ceremony

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a wonderful way to honor those who serve!

42N said...

We can't thank the fallen vets enough.

Alyx said...

I think that more of us need to remember to remember. Honestly, it's become more about barbecues than about hte people who have died serving their country and protecting our freedom.

blogitse said...

Sure it was a touching ceremony...

del king said...

What a beautiful way to remember.

La Principessa Errante said...

What a lovely tradition

Theresa said...

Beautiful way to remember! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is simply perfect for the day, a great way to honor and remember!
Hugs,
Cindy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was a beautiful service.

Nita Davis said...

That is a very beautiful. Don't be hard on yourself, Memorial day is important but it more important to remember and honor our loved ones and those who have served on a regular basis rather than just one day out of the year.
Have a great Thursday!

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful way to commemorate the day.

Vidya Sury said...

Heart-warming! Prayers to all those families who sacrificed!