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This month concludes as usual with Memorial Day on the 30th of May. And as spring concludes, then the summer begins with a tribute to fallen soldiers. Have you ever wondered why we memorialize fallen solders as summer begins? The answer is because of spring flowers. The first memorial days were events in 1865 in both the South and North, by African-American and Caucasian people, only a month after the war between the states had ended. These somber celebrations quickly became an annual tradition; these “decoration days” were typically set for early summer, when people could access the most flowers to lay on headstones.
 
Decoration days helped a torn nation heal. People told—and retold—war stories, honored the feats of local heroes, reconciled with foes. After World War I, communities extended the holiday to honor all who died in military service, although the official national observance didn’t begin until 1971. This Memorial Day’s national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Make the time to say a prayer for those who have given us our freedom.

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit”—Theodore Roosevelt
 
Sincerely, your friend,
David Mosser

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Stay, Learn
Go, Serve
The last Fellowship Meal before taking a break for summer
will be Wednesday, May 18th.
Church Family
Phyllis Holder, Elaine Ory, Wes Pershall, Marc Scheel, Elizabeth Willborn,
Arthur Wade Capps, JL Alley, Bea & Bob Stewart, John Garcia, Roy Holliday, Jack Oliver, Jim Sewell
 
Family & Friends
Summer Nunn, Walker Family, Pat Meek, Levi Derton, Steve & Laurie Hill,
Brittany Summerour, Gerry Snelson, Patsy Whitton, Gerald Turner, Charles McMorty, Megan, Janet Lyon, Jan Goode, Pat Goode, Pat & Cecil Jones, Julia Garrett, Andy Taylor, Edna Weiss, Steve Green, Betty Shafer, Debbie Knight, Marci Pitts, Brently Beaty, Georgia Turner, Carol Light, Jonathan Scott, Danny Agee, Allan Cloud, Crawford Family,
Mike & Audra Brewer, Robert Lynn West, Mary Irene, Mary Ann Fender,
Tom & Michelle Kyle, C.A. Smith, Brett Johnson, Erma Bounds, Matt Boehm,
Steve Qualls, Charlotte Beeler, Mary Spradlin, Charles King, G'Anne Weaver,
Troy Tomacek, SUMC Committees
 
Military
Pete Alderman, Jeffery Barnes, Amy Cook, Gerald Montanona, Daniel Collins,
George Robey, Oscar Fernandez, Jacob Nelson, Aaron Baker, Taylor Wood, J.J. Kelly, Ryan McDonald, Keary O’Connor, Michael Gordon, Jason Lowerey, Jake Bradshaw, Devan Patterson, Ben Smith, John Schook, MK2 Benjamin Perrin, Patrick Reinbold,
Chris King, Dylan Dexter, John Hawkins, Katie Kyle, Seaman Hall, Oscar Little,
John Little, Clint Tracy
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