By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
On Monday, May 25, many Americans across the nation have a paid holiday. Many will spend the day on golf courses, lakes, hiking trails, and numerous other places enjoying barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings.
I wonder, however, how many people actually know why they have the day off and, if they do, do they understand the sacrifices made by countless Americans so they can enjoy themselves?
Sometimes, I don’t even believe that some of our nation’s leaders — those elected to serve our country — truly appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. If they did, some might work harder to ensure that our country retains those freedoms in the years to come. [Read more…]