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Memorial Memory

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A picture from the Vietnam Wall of one our relatives that gave the ultimate sacrifice, his life.

Today is Memorial Day and I wanted to thank the families that have given the greatest sacrifice that a family can give, the loss of a loved one.  You see Memorial Day is not about the current men and women serving, it is not even about the ones that have already served, it is about the ones that left this earth serving their country.  So I can’t thank those men and women, but I can thank their families.

So if you are a family member of a service man or woman that has given their life in the service of the United States, THANK YOU.  I know that this may not be much but from a very young age I was taught that you don’t forget about the sacrifice others have made so that we can live in this country.  So today while I am enjoying a day with my wife, my kids, friends, and we are all barbecuing, I want you to know that I do this with the understanding that both individuals and families gave up so that I can enjoy my freedom.  So again, THANK YOU.

If you have lost a family member or friend in the service of this country, would you please place there name in the comment section as a way of honoring them on this day.

Thank you.


Band of Brothers

My most favorite movie series is called “Band of Brothers: The men of Easy Company”.  In this series of movies your truly get to experience what it was like for a group of young men that go from training to be soldiers to becoming battle hard veterans and heros to their country.  I encourage you to take the next few moments to just share in the words that they share about their battles and their lives.

It is the statement that Dick Winters makes at the end of this clip that gets to me the most.  “I served in a company of heros!”  Won’t it be great at the end of your life to be able to say that you served or you did life together in the company of men that you can call heros.  Heros to their wives, heros to their children, and heros in their faith.  I pray that you are able to find that “Band of Brothers” that you may walk through life’s battles together.


2 Chron. 18:3 (NLT)
“Will you join me in fighting against Ramoth-gilead?” Ahab asked.
And Jehoshaphat replied, “Why, of course! You and I are brothers, and my troops are yours to command. We will certainly join you in battle.”

Who can you go to when the battle is on?