Memorial Day commemorates those Americans who have given their lives during war beginning with the Civil War. I hope that we will take a moment amid picnics and outings to pray for these many military personnel. I also hope we remember those whose lives have been lost in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, as well as violence raging on every continent.
Perhaps make a visit to a cemetery part of your weekend. Phone or visit someone who has lost a close friend or relative in war. Ask a veteran to tell you about his or her reflections on Memorial. If you know someone in a care facility, because of war wounds, stop in for a visit.