Having somewhat critical of how many Americans observe Memorial Day, I thought it fair to say what I have done to remember the dedication and sacrifice of those who have died in service to our nation. Beside a great deal of introspection and not a little prayer today I also held the hand of my son, William and listened to the song “The Green Fields of France,” whose lyric is copied below. Continue reading
This column was published on UPI’s Religion and Spirituality Forum on May 28, 2007.
Memorial Day can be a difficult observance for me. Memorial Day is meant to be an annual event honoring the dedication and remembering the sacrifice of those who have died serving our country in uniform. I have no problem reverencing and expressing my sincerest appreciation for such selflessness. My struggle with Memorial Day is that I cannot think upon the sacrifices that have been made without recoiling at the thought of what our nation requires of those willing to serve. Continue reading