Twelve years ago, a group of school children touring the nation's capitol were asked the question, "What is Memorial Day?"
"That's the day the pool opens!" one child replied.
It was that child's response that encouraged Congress to establish a national moment of remembrance. One moment on Memorial Day when we are called as a nation to pause and remember those who sacrificed their own lives so that we might enjoy our freedom.
Today, the nation will pause at 3:00 p.m. to honor these fallen soldiers. Families will join hands in prayer, stadiums will fall silent...Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember.
We are a forgetful people in need of constant reminders. As Christians, we might take a tip from Congress and establish moments of remembrance in our own lives. Moments where we take the time to remember he who sacrificed his own life so that we might enjoy the truest freedom...