Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Being the grandsons of a firefighter, daboyz had childhoods filled with free run of fire stations and rides on the engine for Memorial Day parades in our hometown.
As I look at this picture, I am reminded again that there is much to be thankful for. My dad was serving in the army when I was born and serving his community as a fire fighter when his grandsons were born.
I am just one of millions of Americans who awoke this morning with a heart of gratitude for this country and the heritage I did not earn.
Have a blessed Memorial Day.

Gracious Father, Lay your hand on our soldiers today, both those on the front lines of battle and those who have laid down their arms. Bless them and give them rest and peace. Send your angelic host to stand guard around them. Keep them safe and give them victory. Let them know today that they do not fight in vain and they do not war alone, for you are their strong tower. Thank you God, for all those who serve. Amen

Isaiah 2
He will judge between the nationsand will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Photo: Mac & Grandpa getting ready for the parade. Year? I think 1991?


KayMac said...


Pat said...

Amen from me too.

Mrs. Mac said...

Ok, now I'm crying ... that was a beautiful prayer. Touches this mom's heart as her son is proudly serving our country.