Remembering on Memorial Day

Remember the sacrifice. Remember the gift. Remember more then summer is beginning. Temptation for most people on Memorial Day is to take a day off and count down to the end of school or the beginning of summer. Yet going to Washington, D.C. last fall, leads me to remember. Arlington Cemmetery. Vietnam War Memorial. World War II. Korean War. Lives sacrificed and given for the freedom we enjoy. There are no shortage of memorials in Washington, D.C. There is no shortage of sacrifice for the cause of freedom. This day take a moment to remember and give thanks. (Special thank you to my wife, Sharon, for capturing these special places with her pictures.)

Soldiers known only to God for the sacrifice they provided. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers Arlington Cemmetery

Soldiers on patrol at the Korean War Memorial.

World War II Memorial.

World War II Memorial

Remembering the names of  soldiers who gave their  lives  in Vietnam at the Vietnam War Memorial.

Vietnam War Memorial with Washington Monument in the Background

Arlington National Cemetery, a place to remember and give thanks.

Arlington National Cemetery

This Memorial Day, take time to give thanks for those who gave their lives that we might be free. Remember their families, their sacrifice and the freedom we all enjoy.

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