I trust everyone had a nice Memorial Day. More importantly I hope everyone took time yesterday to think about why we have a Memorial Day. As a Christian it is a little easier to think on the men and women who gave their lives to secure our freedoms. Our God is a god of memorials. Throughout the old and New Testaments we are commanded to remember. God established memorials so that future generations would learn important lessons.
But are we learning our lessons? Increasingly the liberal left is rewriting our American history to exclude God. The very mention of God and Providence has been stripped from historical speeches like George Washington's inaugural address. Today school age children are taught that the pilgrims and puritans came to the New World seeking gold, not God. In this we have failed to heed the memorials.
I love to watch old WWII movies. It is refreshing to see the character and courage of the greatest generation portrayed in these old films. I helps me to think of the sacrifices made and the people who made them, to keep this nation, and the world free. But the left is working to tear down these memorials too. They emphasize the negative America of WWII, the internment camps, the segregation, the atom bombs. They would have you believe we deserved Pearl Harbor, that we were evil for bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This thinking carries through to today, echoed by those who think 9/11 was our fault. I believe that those who think that way are the evil ones. They are seeking to destroy America, our America, the way our founding fathers envisioned it. They have started by changing our history, and put to naught the ultimate sacrifices of thousands of men and women. It is the liberal's fondest hope that the only things Americans remember on Memorial Day is to pick up enough food and where the picnic grounds are. But it is our responsibility and duty to remember much more. Remember and teach the next generation.