Happy Memorial Day!
Yesterday, The Point Church honored our military personnel with an amazing tribute by our worship band. It was so moving and inspirational! I love our country and I am so grateful for all of the soldiers who fight for our freedoms on the frontlines every single day!
Originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873 (NY always leads the way).
Let’s not lose the meaning of today! If you see a soldier thank them. Thank them for their service and sacrifice for all of the freedoms that we enjoy today!
So, in the middle of your BBQ’s and family events make sure your kids know WHY we celebrate this day. It’s not just a “day off” or a “vacation day,” but truly a time to be grateful for all that God has done in and through our military.
Happy Memorial Day!!!