A Memorial Day Salute

 

A Memorial Day Salute

Then conquer we must when our cause it is just/And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust.”/And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave/O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”Francis Scott Key September 14, 1814.

Our national anthem reminds us of the struggles in blood, sweat and tears that members of our families have diligently fought and died for. To those who have survived to live another day  to tell the story  we  salute you.

Many of our loved ones served in the Armed Forces protecting this soil we love so much.

Take a moment to think what would” the land of the free and the home of the brave “be like today if  our countrymen had not given the ultimate price for it?  As we look back to the time when those lyrics were penned the nation was shrouded over in slavery, now it’s our national anthem. It has evolved to mean all men and women of this country to be free, but freedom came with a price, a very high price-their lives. When Francis Scott Key penned those words perhaps in the back of his mind was America would conquer in the name of a just God.

We give thanks to God who has allowed such brave men and women to stand up and conquer in His Name.  Let us give them the respect and honor due them on this Memorial Day.

We at Renewal Center for Battered Women Ministries salute you.

 

Brenda McGibboney/author

 

 

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