As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day, let us make sure that we take the time to pay special tribute to all of our Brothers and Sisters who have given their lives to ensure that our American flag can be flown freely and with pride. I believe one of the ways that we can honor them is to give honor to that which they have held in such high esteem, and that is our American flag and the freedom that it represents. Have you ever watched a member of the armed forces salute the American flag? The flag has their complete attention. I believe that this is because the flag represents not just the freedom of our Country but also their fellow comrades who were willing to sacrifice their lives so that we can know the freedom that we have. If we want to honor our fallen soldiers, let us honor the flag that they gave their lives for.
God’s continued peace,
Fr. Yvon J. Royer