Although Superman and Wonder Woman wear capes, not all heroes do. Most of the time, the heroes who mean the most to us aren’t flashy at all. They are selfless, humble, and often overlooked. This is why it is important that we intentionally set aside time to recognize and thank the heroes in our world; those who have sacrificed in countless ways for the good of others.
– “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”
This is certainly a different kind of Memorial Day than most of us have experienced. In years past, we may have gone to a barbecue with friends and family, gone to the beach on a nice sunny afternoon, or ended the 3-day weekend in relaxation. This year will not look quite the same, but the message of the day resonates today in a new way. We may be 6-feet apart in our backyards or catching up virtually, but we will celebrate!
Heroes can be teachers, mailmen, parents, or a public figure you’ve never even met. Today in the US, we have thousands of health care workers serving tirelessly to contain the COVID-19 crisis in our overstuffed hospitals. Volunteers are stepping outside of their comfort zones to make sure that people without the funds for groceries can receive food to sustain their families. Our partners know these problems well, but with this new global development, they also face the possibility of seeing a new health crisis.
So today, let us remember all those who have sacrificed their lives in the name of helping others. Our ancestors, our brothers and sisters, our neighbors, put their lives on the line for us to live the way we do today. The veterans and soldiers, nurses and doctors, farmers and grocery store cashiers, know the risks and choose to serve others despite them. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten, and we praise God for His immense blessings in these people, especially in these trying times.