The Role of Faith in Memorial Day

Maintaining the focus of this day of remembrance on the sacrifice of individuals has allowed Memorial Day to remain largely apolitical. While war is often divisive, our faith can make the commemoration a unifying civic event. Taking a spiritual approach to Memorial Day focuses on the selflessness soldiers demonstrate by sacrificing everything, even their lives, for their comrades and their country. Our focus on those individuals allows the commemorations to transcend debates over the rightfulness of particular wars and honor instead the suffering of those who served and died for them. Read More
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