Friday, May 28, 2010


For those of us who have not served in the military, Memorial Day is a time for us to be able to take time off work and enjoy a long weekend. But for those who have actually served in the military and for families who have lost loved ones, this holiday has a very different meaning. We need to remember that a lot of people gave their lives for us to be able to enjoy the freedom we have in this country.

In fact, one of Mercy’s founding board members from over 27 years ago, Jessie McCormick, lost her son Wayne in the Vietnam War. Jessie has been a longtime personal friend of mine and of Mercy’s. In Wayne’s memory, Jessie helped sponsor the classroom in the Nashville Mercy home.

This plaque is a reminder of the price that many have paid for our freedom, but also a reminder to remember the families who have suffered such a great loss.

I just want to encourage you to say a prayer of thanksgiving this weekend for those who have paid such a high price for our freedom and for those who are currently serving in the military that we may keep our freedom.

Hope you have a blessed holiday weekend!!