Pancakes and patriotism
As we celebrate Memorial Day, we remember the men and women of our Armed Forces who made the greatest sacrifice imaginable.
Whether it was on the battlefield of Antietam, the beaches of Normandy, in the mountains of Afghanistan, or any of the far flung corners of the world, thousands of Americans have taken up the mission to defend our Nation, ideals, and freedoms at home and abroad, knowing that they may not survive.
Memorial Day weekend often serves as an opportunity for Americans to
spend time with friends and family. As we consider the cost of our freedom, let us also remember the families of our fallen, our Gold Star families. As we remember the sacrifices of our fallen service members, we also recognize the tremendous loss to their families and admire their patriotism and perseverance.
Despite all of these sacrifices, the struggle to preserve our freedom
Just as in times past, our enemies seek to threaten the freedom for which our American brothers and sisters have laid down their lives. These enemies don’t just fight our troops on the battlefield but through seemingly random acts of terror.
One of the best ways to honor our fallen comrades is for us to work together to defend our freedom
and our American principles.
We cannot allow the erosion of the liberties our family members and friends have fought so hard to defend.
As we pray for the fallen and their families this weekend, we will also pray for our men and women currently serving in harm’s way and also their families.
I am truly grateful for those who have served our country, past and present,
Let us pray. In the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts, let each of us name and call on the One whose power over us is great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing .
Father God, You who created us,
who sustain us, who call us to live in peace, hear our prayer this day.
Hear our prayer for all who have died in service to our country, their hearts and hopes are known to you alone …
Hear our prayer for those who currently put the welfare of others ahead of their own and give us hearts as generous as theirs.
Hear our prayer for those who gave their lives in the service of others,
and accept the gift of their sacrifice …
Help us to shape and make a world
where we will lay down the arms of war and turn our swords into plowshares. for a harvest of justice and peace.
Comfort those families who grieve the loss of their loved ones and let your healing be the hope in their hearts…
Hear our prayer this day and in your mercy answer us.
In the name of the Father, Son, and Holly Spirit, amen.
May The peace of God be with you all. Amen.
We took our game board to the Community Room this morning and invited people to come play with us. Sandy did. She also beat us on the second game.
Ella washed our white laundry last night and finished the dark clothes today.
For the Memorial Day Community Supper, I baked a peach cobbler. Ella and I worked together on some carrot sticks, and I made a dip for the carrots. I grilled our burgers before going to the gatherings. The are two propane grills around the pool area where others will be grilling. However, it was less of a hassle to use the George Foreman with the grill plates at home.
Out of the 18 pieces of peach cobbler that I cut, 6 were left