Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Memorial Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Kathy on May 25, 2008

Here’s a post written by a woman whose son’s friend died in Fallujah.

Let’s really remember those we are supposed to remember on Memorial Day, and not “celebrate” it like we do happy holidays. We are to remember the fallen, and their families. That’s not a happy thing. We can be grateful yet somber as we reflect on those who gave their all, so that we might remain free.


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  1. stushie said, on May 25, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Memorial Day Sonnet

    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember what my freedom cost,
    By those who gave their all to keep me free,
    Whose lives were sacrificed, but never lost.
    I will remind myself of what they did,
    And keep them dearly cherished in my heart;
    Their honor never from me shall be hid
    And I will know they always did their part
    To save our nation and its people here,
    To pledge their lives in defense of our ways,
    To show that freedom always outlives fear,
    And sacrifice is hallowed all our days.
    If Liberty means anything to me,
    I will remember those who kept me free.

    © John Stuart 2008
    Pastor at Erin Presbyterian Church,
    Knoxville, Tennessee

    [audio src="http://media.libsyn.com/media/stushie/Memorial_Day.mp3" /]

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