This weekend is Memorial Weekend. For many, it’s a time to kick off summer, go to the lake, and enjoy a little vacation. But, let’s not forget what the weekend and holiday is all about. We take time to remember those who have given the ultimate measure of sacrifice to ensure our freedoms in this country. They have given us the freedom to pray, worship, and speak freely. They have given us the freedom to voice our opinions through a democratic process. They have given us the freedom to vote in elections and protest peacefully when we disagree with something. We can never take these freedoms and so many others for granted.
This weekend, take the time to give God thanks for those who gave that ultimate sacrifice in service. Take time to thank a friend or family member who is a veteran or currently serving our nation. This weekend I give God thanks for my grandfather who is a veteran and my brother who is currently in that National Guard. Tell me below in the comments who you want to thank and I would like to lift them up in my own prayers of thanksgiving!