Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, a time to memorialize those that have given all to our country. A day to remember the fallen.

The fallen American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Our liberties have depended on our Veterans, but most importantly they were dependent upon The Fallen. The reason they gave all was to save the person on the left and the right of them, to protect their brothers and sisters-in-arms, and finally to protect the American people.

The American people back home spread memes about their warriors, and what they think their love ones are doing.  In truth, there isn’t much of it.  Most don’t like to talk about their jobs to the outside world.  Civilians do not understand.  And of course there is OPSEC (Operational Security). “Loose lips sinks ships.”  Sometimes the soldier will give them a glimpse of what they are doing overseas by sending some photos of themselves doing some really high-speed motivational things, and then the loved ones of the soldier will make a meme out of it.  There are a lot of memes on the internet that talk about American patriotism and American pride, but memes do not justify, nor do they speak of the volumes of what our Fallen have given for us. The Fallen are-in-fact the reason we celebrate Memorial Day.  This is to always remember the sacrifice that they have made.

So as you have your barbecues and smoke and joke with your friends make sure to stop and give a prayer of thanks to our country’s true heroes. Pray and thank God for the goodness that He has bestowed upon our great nation! Plant an American flag so everyone can see it in your yard, on your porch, or even in/on your car.

Teach your children about the sacrifice that was made by our selfless heroes. Our Heroes deserve to hear stories of the Fallen. Teach the children of your loved ones that you lost, because if you don’t someone else will and they will misrepresent memories. Teach your children well. Teach them to honor and to respect their fallen soldiers.

Our fallen soldiers had / have / had become our Superheroes! Thereby making them very real. Despite drawbacks. Fallen Soldiers are what we recreate in making vigilantes to help us make the harsh reality of sorrows . Through the life a little less harsh.

Say the pledge of allegiance to the United States. Show you care about these fallen soldiers, remember their names.  And commit to being a patriot, by supporting those who give their life for us: The Fallen.

Am I am not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord?

If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.

Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,

Have we not power to eat and to drink?

Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?

Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?

For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?

Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.

Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?

Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.

But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void.

For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

1 Corinthians 9

Kenny Holmes
CEO / President at FreedomSystem.org
My name is Kenneth Holmes (Kenny, please!). I have two degrees from Indiana University - an Associates in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in General Studies (concentrations Political Science, English, and Electronic Media). I am medically retired from the United States Army after 12 years of serving our great and wonderful country: United States of America. I am a father, a husband, a son, a brother, and a productive member of society!

My full time job is working with veterans and making their lives more manageable. I own my own photography company, Holmes Photography, and I build websites and do other side computer related work - graphics and the whatnot!

If you would like to know more about me you can email me at kenny@kennyleeholmes.com or kenny@freedomsystem.org