Memorial Day 2021

Posted on May 31, 2021 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

It’s Memorial Day. I have a friend who shall remain nameless, who recently went on a rant about making sure we remember to honor the right military on their designated day.

Memorial Day is the day to honor men and women who have served our country by giving their very lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have in the United States.

I have been a wee bit conflicted because normally, we will tell someone to say “Happy Memorial Day.” It really isn’t a happy day for families who have lost loved ones in battles across the globe.

I wonder what our fallen heroes would be thinking today about laying down their lives for our country if they could see where we are heading now? So many of our freedoms are being stripped and taken away, and it is only just the beginning.

I subscribe to Mikey’s Funnies. Monday through Friday, they send some of the greatest jokes. But often they will send a thought-provoking story or poem like this one. I thought this was fitting for this year’s Memorial Day.


It’s not about the parties

Or picnics on the beach

It’s in memory of those who have fallen

Just now beyond our reach


The men and women of past

Who gave of life and limb

To protect the freedoms that we enjoy

Our right to believe in Him


From our forefathers of yesteryear

To Grandpa in “forty-one”

Dad in Korea and Vietnam

A brother in Desert Storm


As you lounge beside the pool

Or stroll along the shore

Take a moment to reflect upon

Those that are no more


Take a look around you

At the life you hold so dear

Just a moment to remember

And you’ll find that they’re still here


© 2005 Diane L. Penrose. Permission is granted to send this to others, with attribution, but not for commercial purposes.


Amid all the Memorial Day festivities, take a moment to remember our fallen heroes and pray for their families who are still grieving today.

And better yet, take a moment to pray for this nation. Pray that we will turn our hearts back to God.


Living in light of the gospel,

Bill Welte, President/CEO
America’s Keswick

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Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.

Think About This: “Your approval before God is woven into the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, not what other men and women think about you.” ― Matt Chandler

The Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 9 | You can download our 2021 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; -Romans 12:9-10

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