Monday, May 31, 2021

Memorial Day 2021

Dear Reader,

This might be your first Memorial Day alone. I'm so sorry, I know it's so hard. Without a picnic. Worse, without your husband. And the world spins on like a merry-go-round, mechanical and unfeeling, caring more about the weather and the price of gas.

But there will be pockets of people who "get it." And their ceremonies and memorials on today are meant to tell you that an entire nation respects life and death and your sorrow. It's just that big. You are not alone.

So go to the cemetery today to visit graves of your loved ones, and graves of those you don't know. Take comfort in knowing kind people might acknowledge your loved ones too. 

And when you hear a soldier playing "Taps" on his trumpet remember the last line, "God is nigh." Say a prayer to thank God for His presence and the freedom we have to acknowledge it. Thank a soldier or veteran you'll see, too--thank him not only for his own efforts, but because he's a representative of the ones that you can't see who are in Arlington and countless other cemeteries all over the world.

Thank their wives and widows, too.
Blessings on you and prayers for the world,
♥ ferree

National Cemetery, Florence, SC, 9:00 a.m.
(My photos from 2014)

National Cemetery, Florence, SC, 11:00 a.m.
after volunteers placed flags
on thousands of soldiers' and veterans' graves. 


  1. Love your perspective, Ferree. I hadn't looked at Memorial Day this way before, and it made me think of my widow friends whose hubbies were Vets. Today is probably a touch harder for them. So I stopped and prayed for them. I appreciate the reminder you shared. God bless you for this ministry. -- Kimberly

    1. I'm sure they appreciated your prayers, Kimberly. Our vets widows and moms sacrificed so much too, we can understand a bit of their sorrow. This is a very personal day for everyone, but its really special that our nation stops, united, to acknowledge loss and the cost. Thanks for commenting, Mrs. Mac, I appreciate you!


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