A Ceremony of Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” 104.9 The River

A Memorial Day ceremony remembers the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. My four brothers and Dad have all served in the military. From younger to eldest we served in the Air Force, Army, Army, Navy, Air Force, Army. My two sisters and Mother know a lot about prayer for soldiers while in service, and the thankfulness of having us all home again. In our family, there is no one person who is a hero because we each served. That sense of equality in our family emphasized that we are, “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Regarding the “Pledge of Allegiance,” if we substitute the word “flag” with “Cross” would it be any more respected or disrespected?

“I Pledge Allegiance to the Cross
of the United States of America
and to the Republic
for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.”

The cross, on which Christ shed His blood, is for individuals, but is also to make the world one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. it is the Cross of the United States. It is the Cross of Russia. It is the Cross of China. It is the Cross of Korea. It is the Cross of Iraq. It is the Cross of the world.The resurrection of the fruit of the Holy Spirit, in every person around the world, makes those global prayers possible.

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