Memorial Day - Granite Grok

Memorial Day

A day designated in the United States for honoring dead members of the armed forces.


1. "A gibbet or ancient instrument of torture, generally made of two pieces of timber placed across each other, usually with an upright set in the ground and a horizontal crosspiece below the top of the upright. Upon this, criminals were in ancient times nailed or bound and left to die.

2. "the emblem of the Christian religion; a symbol representing the cross on which Jesus died."

Semper fidelis: "always faithful: the motto of the United States Marine Corps."

Faith: "complete trust, confidence, or reliance; as children usually have faith in their parents."

John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." 

Rev. 2:10: "Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."

Flag: "…..or to indicate membership in an organization"

This untouched photo, I believe, is a devine message (Daniel 6:27: "He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth.") to our country and not only honors our fallen hereos who so bravely and willingly fought for the United States of America to preserve our freedom and save us, but it’s also a message of comfort to their surviving families and friends that their death was not in vane. In their death, the faithful have received the crown of life, and the cross illuminated in the flag, while perhaps somewhat mysterious, offers the message that God is with the United States of America whether you believe in Him or not.


Cross In American Flag



Our fallen heroes are, indeed, members in an organization much bigger than our mere mortal minds can possibly understand. However, focus on the picture, quiet yourself and let your heart speak to you it’s meaning………then join me in saying:

"God bless all of our Armed Forces and thank you for your sacrifice. Welcome home to heaven where there is no more sorrow and only peace and joy reign.

Also, welcome home (especially to our Vietnam vets) to all of our surviving veterans.