Let’s Not Forget What Memorial Day Is Really About

I like a three day weekend as much as the next guy.  I enjoy picnics and baseball, hot dogs and hamburgers and all the other trappings of Memorial Day weekend.

But in our leisure, let us never forget what Memorial Day actual is.

It is a day set aside, for us to remember that good men and women laid down their lives for us to enjoy our way of life.  They answered the call their country sent out and gave fully of themselves in their duty.  They have not gone forth as conquerors but as liberators.

As Colin Powell so eloquently put it in 2003:

We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned home to seek our own, you know, to seek our own lives in peace, to live our own lives in peace. But there comes a time when soft power or talking with evil will not work where, unfortunately, hard power is the only thing that works.”

Over this globe, there are Americans who have earned the ground in which they are interred by defending to the last all that was good and noble and proud in the heart of the American spirit.

The following video highlights three men from the recent Afghanistan conflict who gave the last full measure to protect their own men at great risk to themselves and died as they lived…heroes.

On this Memorial Day…they, and all those who have sacrificed their lives for us, should be remembered and thanked.

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  • Indeed! Memorial Day is a “monument” to the loss of life and limb in what have been, for the most part, ungodly military campaigns on behalf of America’s imperialistic military-industrial complex, at the behest of the International bankers. Because Yahweh, the God of the Bible, promises victory without casualties when a nation is in obedience to Him and conducts warfare according to His law, Memorial Day is, therefore, a celebration of our disobedience to Yahweh. See Deuteronomy 28.

    It’s a hard pill to swallow, but Memorial Day is part and parcel of the well-oiled propaganda machine doing it’s usual job of promoting a pseudo patriotism in order to enlist more of America’s young men (and now women) as fodder for the International Banker’s imperialistic New World Order war machine.

    “John Quincy Adams predicted the tragic consequences of America’s international imperialistic military entanglements:

    “America … has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when the conflict has been for principles to which she clings…. Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.… She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors, and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force; the frontlet on her brow would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished luster, the murky radiance of dominion and power. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.’41

    “Because the framers provided no Biblical parameters, unbiblical warfare has been the rule ever since….”

    For more, see online Chapter 4 “Article 1: Legislative Usurpation” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt4.html.

  • GRAMPA

    We have lived in peaceful times and we have generations who haven’t had to face the call of our nation to fight in a world war. We came close in October of 1962. Fortunately we had a strong president that had the backing of his men. The world knew it as well. At this point in time when I talk to friends and neighbors I find that our solders or the people are pulling back from the president. And the world knows it. What must we do to regain control of our government? Using Mr. Powell’s own words “there comes a time when soft power or
    talking with evil will not work where, unfortunately, hard power is the
    only thing that works.” As I sit unable to participate and now in the group of seniors that are becoming a larger burden on this country what will we do to regain the nation that was so prosperous that no debt was not achievable. Now we look forward to a country under survailence and subject to laws that define one as guilty for thought or speech. I now realise I have many more days behind than ahead and only hope to do something so that my grand kids can enjoy the same liberty I have. Having lost friends to these wars the countries we offered piece to have now infected this country with their beliefs and our government is allowing this and even promote it. Our young will have a terrible choice and it will be upon us quickly. The only peaceful option at this time is our vote. Time to honor the lives given to this country to keep us free. Get off your Jurassic and vote these dinosaurs out.
    Grampa

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