Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. In doing a little research about the origins and history, I discovered that to help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the”National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed in May, 2000. It asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to Taps.” I want to thank those close to me: my dad, who is visiting with us for several days, served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, Mark served in the Army during the Viet Nam war, and many other friends. In addition, I think of so many of the sons and daughters of this nation that are now stationed in places of conflict all over the world. It is both fitting and appropriate that we take one day a year to honor those who have fallen and those who put their lives on the line for us today. The next time you see a member of our armed services, stop and thank them, shake their hand, pay for their lunch; let them know that you appreciate their willingness to serve to protect our freedom. Let’s make every day Memorial Day!You must show your appreciation to all who serve so well. 1 Corinthians 16:18b (NLT)