Living Memorials

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I am lousy about any traditional holiday celebration, but Memorial Day just passed me by without making any more impression than any other rainy day. No, I’m not bitter at having my plans ruined by the weather – my plans proceeded without any interruption. It’s not that I dislike any aspect of the holiday – I think Memorial Day is among the better holidays on the calendar.

I guess this grinch just wonders what value there is in one more day for us to have a small ceremony for an hour and then spend the rest of our lives neither thinking about those who paid the price for freedom nor working to ensure that we don’t throw away what they paid so dearly to obtain.

2 comments for “Living Memorials

  1. May 27, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Nice template update. Love the logo.

    I took my two oldest boys hiking in the rain yesterday morning. After that, it was somewhat of a day of relaxing for us. The weather didn’t permit yardwork or outdoor play. We just kind of took it easy.

    –Until evening. I rarely sit down to watch TV, but I went into the family room where we gather for our evening devotional. It soon became clear that it was going to take 10-15 minutes for everyone to gather, due to various things going on, so I turned on the TV. On KBYU was Saints At War. I knew about this program, but I had never seen it. Soon, the whole family (except for the five-year-old) was riveted to the TV for an hour.

    What an incredible way to close out Memorial Day. It made me proud to be an American and grateful to be a Mormon.

  2. May 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I think I need to see Saints At War.

    I’m glad you like the new theme. I’ve been thinking about it and working on it sparingly for a long time. I put in some extra time yesterday to finish it because I had the time and because memorial Day seemed like a fitting day for a more overtly patriotic theme.

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