Memorial Day - Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed the last Monday of May. On this day, we pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service. We have the opportunity to observe a minute of silence at 3:00 PM, local time.
"We are blessed in this country to have so many who step forward to wear our nation's uniform. There are no harder working or dedicated people on earth than our Armed Forces and veterans. Our fellow citizens have stood up for more than two centuries to defend the principles we hold most dear. Therefore, we must never lose sight of the real significance of this weekend. Memorial Day is first and foremost a time to remember the men and women who have served and now lay in peace. I hope each of you will take time out of family celebrations, barbeques, and other events to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of those who have served. Let us also say a prayer for the families of the fallen. That is the true meaning of Memorial Day and we should never let commercialism distract us from paying our respects to those who honorably served this country on the last Monday of each May, or any day of the year."
[Excerpt from the 2012 Message of U.S. Representative Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.]
Georgia National Cemetery
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day . . .
Fr. George, Presbytera Marinda, Stephen, and Becky traveled to Canton, Georgia to pay tribute and offer prayer in behalf of our brave men and women who offered their lives in sacrifice to our country. Likewise, they prayed for all deceased brethren who served our country and their families who survive them. May their memory be eternal!
"All gave some . . . some gave all . . . "