Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
North of I-90, just south of Dalton Ave.
is offered only at the 11:am service.
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Sunday Service May 26th
Those Who Have
Musician: to be
Memorial Day weekend for me evokes childhood memories of our
family getting ready and packing up to go to the lake signaling
summer was on its way and it was time to move to the lake. There
was excitement and also some resistance on my part as we
children had to help our parents clean and air out the cabin
after being shut for the long winter. Cleaning was not my
favorite activity so I did it grudgingly for the payoff it held
afterwards -- running to the lake edge, throwing rocks, and
swimming if warm enough -- free at last! It also meant taking
time on Monday to visit the graves of family members and placing
flowers on their headstones. It was done with respect and great
care with mother carefully trimming away grass or moss that had
infringed upon the edges of the stone. Sometimes freshly cut
lilacs put in a glass canning jar would be placed on the grave
and in later years, potted mums were selected from a store and
taken to the site.
I image you have memories of your own Memorial Days. Perhaps
your family did not take flowers to the cemetery. Perhaps it was
a day for a picnic or visiting a park.
Lately when I have visited the cemeteries where my loved ones
are buried Iíve notice small groups of people picnicing in the
cemetery at a particular gravesite. I found this interesting as
I had not seen it before. Perhaps this a custom practiced in
another culture different from mine, but common in that country.
Or perhaps this is a new way to gather and share memories over
food and drink of the person who is buried there.
I didnít realize until recently that Memorial Day was originally
established for those who had died in the Civil War and then
later by the 20th century had been extended to honor all
Americans who have died while in the military service.
Iím not sure how it became extended to including everyone. It
doesnít matter. However, for me, it is important to remember all
those who have died in military service for our country.
Memorial Day is different from Veteranís Day. Memorial Day is a
day of remembering the men and women who died while serving,
while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military
veterans, living or dead.
Join us this Sunday as we remember those who have gone before.
Patsy Cameron will be our featured soloist and pianist. She
brings a depth of expression through her original compositions
and rich strong voice. You can also tune in to our live
streaming webcast during our 11 a.m. service.
Listen to the May 19th Service