Memorial Day {Our Personal Reminder}

by GfG on May 26, 2014 · 3 comments

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Today our country remembers those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.  While it will mostly be a day of rest, picnics, BBQ, and fun…. I never want to forget what Memorial Day means.

For us, it means the Leicht family misses a son, brother, brother-in-law, husband.

Jacob Leicht was serving his second tour in Afghanistan when he was killed.  He was the 1,000th soldier lost in that war.

His family are friends of ours, former church family, and fellow homeschoolers.  Their loss broke our heart.  Their loss moved a small town in Texas.  Their loss was our loss.

I will never, ever forget how Kerrville honored Jonathan and his family that day.  Even in writing this, I have goosebumps.


So, today, I pray for those who suffer for freedom.

I hope the LORD binds their wounds.   I hope they are given strength to forgive idiots who protest at military funerals.  I hope they know that people are grateful.

Do you remember a specific person today? 

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Rhoda May 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I lost a cousin in Vietnam. I was only 8, so no big memories of him. But I know it left a lasting hole in the family. John Owen “Penny” Rhodes.


Kim Cleck May 26, 2014 at 7:51 pm

We have so many memories of your family.. And Jacob. I still pray for you often.. And I thought of you all this morning even before I read this.. Praying that time will heal.. and that the Lord himself will give you great peace and joy. If anyone deserves it, it is your family! Many blessings to you all. We hold you in our prayers and hearts today.


NoaDavis@Greg-j July 7, 2014 at 6:26 am

i always give so much respect to military funerals. i truly appreciate their services and the sacrifices of martyred ones.


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