May 26, 2007
May 28th is Memorial Day in the United States. Over the years, it has become the day set aside to honor our fallen warriors and those veterans who have crossed over.
If you are outside the United States, feel free to join in this one by honoring your own fallen warriors and veterans.
This year will be the first Memorial Day in many years that I see in a positive light. Most Memorial Day celebrations that I've seen in the past consisted mostly of bigwigs utttering insincerities - and then proceeding to talk out of the other side of their mouth once the speech was over. But this year is different.
For the first time in the history of the United States, memorial markers with Pentacles as the symbol of faith are being dedicated. Some replace blank markers. Others mark graves which went unmarked until there was an appropriate marker. Some might be new. It took a fight in court to make it happen.
There is more to fight for, but this is the time to celebrate what has been won for those among us who stepped forward to answer their country's call.