How Shall We Remember?

Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) is a federal holiday created to mourn the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died to preserve our freedom. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Some of us celebrate with picnics and BBQ gatherings. .Others of us celebrate by watching the Indianapolis 500. But how shall we remember the full story and deeper meaning of Memorial Day today?
Rev. Joan VanBecelaere, today’s preacher, is a retired Unitarian Universalist community minister living in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to retirement, she was the Executive Director of Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio. Rev Joan currently serves on the board of the StoryTellers of Central Ohio and believes that effective story work can help us understand ourselves, one another and change minds and hearts. She lives in Columbus with her spouse, Jerry, and four very rambunctious felines.

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