Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day...

Last night we watched the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS. It was a beautiful program. Read about it here. The program helped us to better understand the sacrifice of those who serve as well as those who wait. As our country continues at war, now in its sixth year, we remember those we have lost, those who have sacrificed the loss of limbs, sight and all manner of physical and mental wellness, those who have stayed at home and missed a soldier and worried over a soldier at every moment. We love you and think of you today and thank you for the sacrifice that all of those have paid for our liberty. You are in our prayers.
The program brought to mind these beautiful words spoken by President Lincoln in his second inaugural address:
"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."