Today we remember those which are no longer with us. Service members, friends, family – everyone that has slipped out of this world and into the next, we will meet again.
And today we also think of those in Minot & Bismarck that are suffering due to rising flood waters – and to everyone from Montana to Louisiana that is sees and feels this same darkness of water. We think of those in Joplin, Missouri whose lives were forever changed in an instant last week. We think of those in Tuscaloosa Alabama suffering the same.
And regardless of ideologies, class, ethnicity – we understand just how fragile life can be. And we offer prayers of hope to ease the pain, and give thanks for the beauty of grace that will always see us through.
And this is Memorial Day, 2011.