Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Memorial Day to Remember

It was a rainy day in the Bluegrass, but the rain stopped at 11:00 am for the Memorial Day Ceremony at Lexington Cemetery. The 30 minute ceremony was a touching tribute to all those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for each of us. There should be a ceremony in your local area each year. If you have never done it before, you need to be sure to attend one next year. You will be glad you took the time to honor those that have given you your freedom.

The rain poured down as soon as the ceremony was over, but the skies cleared again for our STEPS to HONOR walk at 1:00 pm. Several of us got together and walked through “car-free downtown” Lexington yesterday for a couple of hours and wrapped things up at 3:00 pm as we gathered together for prayer during the National Moment of Remembrance, a nationwide moment established by an act of Congress in December, 2000, to honor those who died in service to our country. I know there is no way to repay those that gave their lives for our country, but I’m going to be sure to make Memorial Day about our heroes every year. It’s the least I can do to say thanks.

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