What do you say for Memorial Day? What words can adequately describe the grief, sorrow, and humble gratitude that swells in our hearts for the price that has been paid for our freedom?
What can be said to show that we have not forgotten and will not forget each of the heroes who have died for us? Are there truly words that can be said to capture the feelings of our hearts on Memorial Day?
I’m not sure there really is.
I wanted to do my best to somehow honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. A video slideshow seems to be such a small, inadequate way to do so, but it is something I could do.
This video and the countdown over this past week is dedicated to those who have given their lives for America. It is in honor of all those who will never enjoy the beauty of a sunrise again. Those who will never enjoy the benefit of the freedom that their lives paid for. Those who will never grow old. Those who gave up so many moments of the lives that could have been so that I could enjoy the sweet moments of my life in peace and safety. Those who gave their tomorrows for my today.
It is a tribute to our brave fallen. A reminder of the terrible price tag freedom brings.
These heroes had families waiting for them to come home. They had hopes and dreams for their futures. They had their lives stretching out before them.
All of their hopes, their dreams, their lives were stolen in a heartbeat. Willingly they gave up the things that could have been, in order for us to live and breathe in freedom.
This is for them. This is for their families, who suffered the greatest when our nation lost each hero.
To their families, Thank you for giving them to our country. Our nation has not forgotten them. Nor have we forgotten you. We weep with you the loss of these—our brave. Our hearts shatter with the somber reality of each life sacrificed on freedom’s altar.
We remember. We are humbled by their sacrifice. We bow our heads in gratefulness for the freedom that has been granted us with their blood. As I said in yesterday’s post, Just as our glorious nation lives on, so we as a nation live on, and our heroes live on in our hearts.
We live on as they would have us to, but we don’t forget. We will never forget.
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