My 89-year old mom and I will visit Sunset Lane today–our hometown cemetery–to honor loved ones on Memorial Day. The scenic property overlooking Sinclair Inlet will be bedecked with 200 American flags honoring those who fought for our freedom.
We will walk the grounds and place home-grown flowers by the tombstones of our loved ones. We must never forget their love of God and family, and their devotion to our country.
“Forgetting” should be considered a sin in our lives.
Every Memorial Day I love to honor my “Uncle Dick” Boehme who gave his life for our country.
He is the Bravest Boehme.
The mass shootings in three states this week point to a deadness of conscience that is rising in America. Victor Davis Hanson is so concerned he wrote “Imagining the Unimaginable” in his weekly column.
To encourage hope, for the next few weeks, I will focus on each of us awakening our God-given conscience to be an answer to the problem.
I intended to write this week on dictatorships that are growing in our world.
Then, Russia invaded Ukraine–and upped the ante as to what’s really happening.
Suddenly, this looks hauntingly like a redux of World War II–except we have ten nations that possess nuclear weapons. That means the tactics of war and the stakes are quite different.
There’s no doubt we live in an age of dictators and maybe the beginning of a new world war.
Here’s my view.