From Where I Stand: Memorial

America’s Memorial Day dates to the Reconstruction era when it was known as Decoration Day after the practice of adorning the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. Since, the holiday has been extended to honor veterans of all our wars and renamed to focus our attention upon remembering their sacrifice. It is always wise and humbling to acknowledge those who sacrificed in your behalf, especially those who paid the ultimate earthly price. That, after all, is what makes the Lord’s Supper sufficiently significant to observe on the first day of every week, and with worthy discernment and proclamation.