Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
I agree Terry; As with all holidays, people tend to loose sight of the original reason for the day.
We don't celebrate Memorial Day here in the UK. However, we are looking forward to Armed Forces Day on 30 June, which is set aside to remember those serving and who have served in the armed forces in defence of our country. (I have two, no three countries/citizenships--US, UK, and the Kingdom of Heaven)
We also have Rememberance Day (Poppy Day), which is more like Memorial Day in the US. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year the nation comes to a stop for one minute of silence in memory of those military personnel who have died in service to their country. That is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.
Bottom line: I have the same memorials twice during the year. It's a good thing.
Last edited by BlackEagle; 05-28-2012 at 05:52 PM..