2002-05-25 / Columnists

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In Memoriam: Memorial Day 2002
By Dr. Nancy Gahles

In Memoriam: Memorial Day 2002

Memorial Day weekend heralds the opening of the summer season. The season of light, sun and fun. The lifeguard chairs go up and the umbrellas are seen from the shore as safe havens. Someone is watching over us.

Memorial Day is set aside for memorializing those whom we have loved and lost, the brave people who stood up for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And someone is always watching over us.

This Memorial Day let us remember that we are all heroes; those of us who have completed their job and passed on and those of us who are still in service.

If we are to live in these times, let us have the courage to live with the heart of a spiritual warrior. We can either let the situations of our lives harden our hearts or we can use them to enlarge our hearts.

"Now we have a choice - to implode and disintegrate emotionally and spiritually or to become stronger through all of this struggle, to rebuild on a solid foundation.... That foundation is our trust in God."

This quote came from Reverend Billy Graham, sharing the podium at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., with Imam Muzammil Siddiqi and Rabbi Joshua Haberman on September 14, 2001.

May The Blessings Be!

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