My Thoughts On
Memorial Day Service
May 29, 2011
By Christy Riley, Teen Scribe
If you do not remember the past, you are doomed to repeat it. So let us
all never forget those who died and the past wars America fought. May
we always remember the mistakes made lest we repeat the same mistakes
twice. Point is, go out and thank a veteran, for because of him/her you
I arrived twenty minutes early. It took me awhile to figure out where
the church was at; so I left my own church early to allow extra time.
Once I got on Stelvideo Road, I drove down a ways and found Church Road
where I figured the church must be. Sure enough, it was and I found
parking on the side edge of the building. Then I found a seat in the
middle and sat in the middle, finally I got up to take some pictures.
Although the church is small in size, it makes up for that because of
the heart of the people. The people there are not afraid to welcome
visitors like me. I felt welcomed and like I fitted in. I did not feel
like an outsider looking in. Also the whole atmosphere was open to
people of all ages, from the babies to toddlers, to the young children
to the teenagers, teenagers to young adults, young adults to young
married couples, to youth in between to the middle aged, to the
veterans present to senior citizens also present. The whole church as a
melting pot of ages, proving that it matters not how old you are; it
only matters if you love God and your country.
As everyone entered, those who were part of the service got ready
making last minute preparations. Amidst these last minute preparations,
the crowd sprinkled in taking their seats in the pews. All present
waited in excited anticipation for the service to start.
Hearing the music being played made me so proud to be an American and
to be present. I am so glad I am an American girl. Also I am proud and
grateful for all the veterans: both past, present, and yet to come be
them alive and still with us or gone home to Heaven. My only regret is
that I am not doing enough to thank veterans of the past and present
2011. It is my hope that others reading this article will come to
appreciate all that veterans do for us. May we never forget all that
was done by those brave men and women who fought so we could all know
what is to be free.
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