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Prayer Mondays: Memorial Day 2011

Barring my faulty memory (and if I’m not lazy) I want to post prayers on Monday from all over Church History and then throughout the modern day, and then my own. This one comes from ┬áme for Memorial Day.

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Prayer Mondays: Memorial Day

Barring my faulty memory (and if I’m not lazy) I want to post prayers on Monday from all over Church History and then throughout the modern day, and then my own. This one comes from the Rev. Dick Kozelka of the First Congregational Church of Minnesota for Memorial Day.

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Memorial Days and A Promised Non-Memorial

We don’t know exactly when or where first American Memorial Day was celebrated. We know that it was originally called Decoration Day; we know that a the close of the Civil War that folk decorated the graves of dead soldiers; we know that the officially declared birthplace was Waterloo, NY. Whatever the case may be the practice of remembering those who have died in battle goes way back so it wouldn’t be surprising if separate people started celebrating it until it became generally accepted.

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Memorial Day 2008

As we grill or enjoy the sun or just sit down and do nothing, just remember to be grateful for the country we live in, the cost of the people who fought to ensure freedoms we enjoy today and look further back at a God who paid the ultimate price so that people could be eternally free. That’s the real memorial right there. Enjoy.