This weekend, we remember those who gave their last full measure of devotion so that we might remain free and continue to enjoy the blessings of the greatest Republic the world has ever known:
Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Continue reading
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Don’t forget!
But Mary stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre. And she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, thinking it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
Whether you’re Irish or not, we wish you top of the morning and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too!
Whatever you do, don’t forget Valentine’s Day!
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
The Mayflower landed in the New World on December 18, 1620–four hundred years ago. In this election year, 2020, when at least 74 million voters rejected communism in the guise of the Harris/Biden ticket, it behooves us all to remember the first time that communism was tried and then soundly rejected in what became the United States of America.
Following are excerpts from A Thanksgiving Lesson, by Chip Wood: [emphasis added to quotes]
Did you know that our Pilgrim forefathers tried communism when they first landed at Plymouth Rock? …
The Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620 were incredibly brave and hardy souls. They were motivated by the noblest of virtues. They vowed, each and every one, to be as selfless as possible—to always put the needs of the group first. They agreed to own everything in common and to share everything equally.
And their naïve piety almost killed the entire colony. …
Today we remember and honor the service of all veterans who have served our country throughout the history of our Republic. Veterans Day was set aside as a
celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
God bless and keep them, and their families, too.
Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.