Honoring those who said, “Good-bye.”

The History of Memorial Day
It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers. During that first national commemoration, former Union Gen. http://www.pbs.org

Reflect on those who willingly dedicated themselves and gave their lives that we could enjoy the freedom that many have never experienced.

This Memorial Day, we must also acknowledge the pain and suffering of the families of 345, 467 individuals who lost the battle to the most devastating attack on humanity: The Coronavirus!

COVID-19 continues its battle against our most effective defense, our Immune system, by attacking our Soldier cells by infiltrating and changing the DNA, rendering it powerless.

These words were part of a Memorial service of an individual who succumbed to the Coronavirus; its purpose is to remind those of us who are still alive that we must do our part in protecting our health by making sacrifices.

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The current Death toll of 345,467 is one that will sear our minds as one of the most tragic events that humanity has faced from a global perspective. Not that suffering throughout the centuries can be minimized; however, we anticipate that others will say their final goodbyes during this pandemic.

As the flowers differ in physical beauty, we also vary externally; even so, we share the same physiological framework and psychological characteristics that define us as the human race, and that will always be our common thread. Reflecting on the loss of others empowers us to extend ourselves for the good of humanity.

We extend heartfelt condolences to all of the families who have lost loved ones.

So prepare your mind for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. 1 Peter 1:13

Goodbye always leaves us with pain, but it never takes away our hope that the best is yet to come.

© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2020, No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted for commercial purposes without the written permission of the author.

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