Memory: The Tie that Binds

by Rev Robert A Wendel

“The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace. “ Psalm 29:11

It’s logical to think of memories during the month of November. Memory is what ties our generations together, like photographs in an old album. Of course, cemeteries are such a place, but even smaller communities have such sacred places. Pardon me, but it seems that our National Mall is nearly overcrowded with such commemorations.

Here in Waynesburg, the veterans organizations are in the process of completing a new memorial. I was surprised to learn that there is a national memorial in Washington for law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The common thread for many of these stone markers is that those who gave their lives helped us maintain our peace, and that is certainly something to be thankful for. The promise we make is never to forget such sacrifice.

“Lord, thank you for the blessings you sneak into my life. May I always recognize and be thankful for them.” Ashley Kappel