8 thoughts on “Memorial Day 2018: Let Them In

  1. That mourning of the young dead soldiers seems more appropriate . . . . last night some of our neighbor young people were lighting fire crackers in celebration, not understanding that this was a day of ‘remembrance’ for our dead soldiers . . . maybe our neighbors didn’t have a grandpa who could tell them what happened in the war(s)

    I love the tone of ‘Remembrance Day’ and ‘Anzac Day’ in the UK Commonwealth countries. I find great meaning in the poem ‘The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. This verse especially is used as an ‘ode to remembrance’:
    “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.”


  2. Thank you. So touched. I hope this will be part of our Memorial Day weekend Sunday service next year. I researched the chords and can now play it reasonably well. I was somewhat chagrined that our choir, me included, sang the Armed Forces Medley again this year, and brought the American flag into the sanctuary. Maybe next year I can influence this to where we can pray for those killed in wars, and mourn the loss of their young lives.


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