Sunday’s Memorial Day lesson

Happy Sunday ! I sat in church this morning as we celebrated Memorial Day. And realized this would be the first Memorial Day Service without my Dad a proud Marine . So today’s lesson is is his remembrance of him and all that gave all…. Lisa

John 15:13King James Version

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Explanation of John 15:13

It is closer to the love that a father has for his children, or children for their father. … But beyond accepting this sacrifice for our sins, we are called to love our brother in the same way. We are not called to settle for anything less than this kind of love

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In Remembrance of Dad :

We are visiting the St Landry Veteran’s Memorial this Sunday ! A big event is happening tomorrow but we like the quitness to reflect and tell stories of the names on the bricks.

My Dad and I walked this many times -finding fallen friends and family members. Now he is included in this list.

The Honor Walk-Way

The Honor Walk-Way honors all military personnel from St. Landry Parish. It is flanked by the POW/MIA flag, the Louisiana State flag, and St. Landry Parish flag. The flag of the United States of America is located in the center of the Honor Walkway.

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Bronze WW2 solider
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The Monument

The Monument is a large double pentagon with five black granite panels. The first panel has Chapter 3, Verses 1-8 from Ecclesiastes.

The remaining panels list the names of those Killed in Action (KIA), Missing In Action (MIA) and Prisoners of Wars (POW) from St. Landry Parish in the following wars: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Iraq War.

The smaller pentagon sits on top of the larger pentagon with the seals of each branch of service while the flags located at each corner fly high.

The Purple Heart Medal is displayed for honor and respect for combat death or wounded.

The panels have quotes of inspiration from leaders of the United States of America.

Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend…. Lisa

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