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History of Memorial Day

by Joy Styers on May 28, 2021

Creek Family this weekend marks a special time for our nation as many families travel for vacation and spend time relaxing after a long work week but then there are families who will be grieving over loved ones who gave their life for this nation. Don't miss the opportunity this weekend to give thanks for all those who gave their life and to pray for those loved ones left behind. Let us continue to be a body of believers at Richland Creek who Love God... Love Others.... 

"Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was instituted to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. After World War I, the purpose of the day was expanded to include all men and women who died in U.S. military service. Today, Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer–a long weekend with a car race, playoff basketball, and brats and burgers on the grill.

It is always tricky to know how the Christians should or shouldn’t celebrate patriotic holidays. Certainly, some churches blend church and state in such a way that the kingdom of God morphs into a doctrinally-thin, spiritually nebulous civil religion. But even with this dangers, there are a number of good reasons why Christians should give thanks for Memorial Day."  

Read more about a Christian's perspective on Memorial Day - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/christians-give-thanks-memorial-day/

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