International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

This Photo Friday we’re stateside for Memorial Day!

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Brandon Robbins (Photo: Credit: AFP/GettyImages)

This Photo Friday Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein shares from his Memorial Day message:

Memorial Day encompasses all who died while fighting in the U.S. armed forces throughout our country’s history. Around the country, people will gather to remember those who, in the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, gave “the last full measure of their devotion” for the country they loved. For all, it will be an occasion for patriotism and pride.

Author: Stand For Israel | May 25, 2012
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  • Ralston
    May 27, 2012
    9:15 pm

    My thoughts are many and varied as I look around myself, and see a populace that has been raised to let somebody else do it, as long as it’s not me. Yes, that is what I said. The majority of the young people today, not all, but most, would be horrified at the notion of going halfway around the world, to serve their country, or anything else but their own self interests, in this day and age. Especially, if they had to lay their life on the line. Yet, when I went, many years ago, we all knew why we were there, what it entailed and nobody I ever met ever gave it a second thought, we were serving our country and knew it. Actually, I got my draft notice, about half way through my Air Force basic training, which was the case with a lot of us back then. I am of the belief, that everybody who went, voluntarily or otherwise, at some point in their lives, become happy that they served in the armed forces. The service is a society, that is like no other. One can only realize this by being a part of it and one can only become a part of it by serving and living in the society where everybody is his brother’s keeper and friend at one time or another.

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