Theme: “If Everyone Cared” By: Nickleback
Quote: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.” [John 15:13 NIV]
If only words:
If only words could match. If only gratitude could be expressed. Worthy of the sacrifice they made, for all of the rest.
We may not all agree on the why and where’s, but we must agree that without them we wouldn’t be here.
To enjoy the freedom that we have; a price so high has been paid.
I am grateful to each and everyone alive and no longer here. For the sacrifice of your life; for those you love so dear.
Without the warriors, the pacifists would have had their rights taken by force. Without war, peace can never be achieved. We may not like it, but it is a truth that cannot be changed.
To defend freedom and stand against those who would kill remorselessly. Sacrifices of those noble souls have been made.
I wish words were enough. My prayers are; for those who still fight, for those who have already lost and for those that are about to lose; another precious warrior to a never ending battle.
As long as greed and hate rule, As long as people are seen as valueless tools, As long as we forget that what happens to one happens to all; more noble warriors will die to defend, and answer the call.
So maybe there is one thing that we can do. Not just morn those that have fought and sacrificed, but to change the world and save their lives.
We the people have the power to change. One person at a time, reshape this world we have been given.
We must choose to love and not to hate. We must choose to understand even if we don’t agree.
People will deny you, people will hurt you, but instead of getting mad and getting even. Seek to understand why. Seek to reach out the olive branch. If instead of starting wars we look to end them. Then the world will be changed. The world will transform and maybe then we can have fewer reasons to morn.
There will always be those who seek to take away precious life, but as long there are those of us who will continue to fight; whether with weapons or with words. Let us stand and honor those who have gone before. Then continue to stand for those who still fight. We should all stand for what we know it right.
God Bless each and every one of you this Memorial day.