Here are some gleanings from around the internet. There is some very important and some very interesting stuff here.
POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU WILL READ ASIDE FROM THE BIBLE THIS WEEKEND!
We Must Not Do Nothing (Jon Bloom):A Call for a Demanding Remembering. “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. (Hebrews 13:3)”
Memorial Day and the Red Poppy (Joe Carter): “…the blood of heroes truly never dies. Their sacrifices truly do live on, enriching the fertile soil of our memories, bringing forth red poppies that grow in honor of those who’ve passed on the torch.”
Remember (Jon Bloom): “But the importance of Memorial Day is more for our future than it is for our past. It is crucial that we remember the nightmares and why they happened. We forget them at our own peril. The future of the United States depends in large amount on how well we collectively remember and cherish what liberty really is and the terror of tyranny. There is a high cost to forgetting. In the words of George Santayana’s famous aphorism, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Thinking Theologically About Memorial Day (Kevin DeYoung): This one is helpful, though challenging. “Churches should be glad to have their members celebrate Memorial Day with gusto this Monday. We should be less sanguine about celebrating it with pomp and circumstance on Sunday.”