Memorials are just statues, holidays, rocks, steel and old works of art. Right? Nope.
Memorials are much more than their physical counterparts. They stand for something that needs to be remembered by future generations. Our memorials have three purposes; honor the present, remember the past and guide the future.
Memorials should make our children ask “Why?”
We should be ready to tell them the story.
That story will help shape their future.
If there’s a breakdown in this chain, we lose. We lose connection, we lose wisdom, we lose perspective and we will lose our direction.
We must ask why and we must tell the stories, or we will make the same mistakes.
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.Exodus 12:14 KJV