May 29

Written by Bill Grandi on May 29th, 2023

Unless you were born yesterday or under a rock, it is hard not to know that today is Memorial Day. May your celebration be one of gratitude for God’s gracious gift of His Son. May your celebration also include gratitude to and for the men and women who served our country to make us and keep us a free nation.  Things may not be as hunky-dory or as peachy-keen as we would like them to be, but I am still convinced that the United States of America is still the best place to live.

We could ask Britteny Griner who spent almost two years in a Russian prison cell where she couldn’t even stand up to her full height if she now appreciates what she has. According to reports, she is now standing for the National Anthem. I hope it lasts.

We could even ask all the ingrates who desecrated our landmarks, raised havoc in the streets, burned down buildings, killed innocent people, wanted to Defund the Police, and took over AND RUINED cities and states how they like the freedom to riot and protest as they have. A right they would not have if they lived in Russian or China or North Korea…places that have a socialist philosophy they want to emulate and incorporate on our soil.

I want to tell all the actors, actresses, and all the other so-called important people who are full of themselves and who promised to leave if certain people were elected or a certain party came into power two simple words: Bye-bye.

Try lying and slandering the leadership of China, or Russia, or North Korea, or Cuba and Uganda and see where that gets you.

I tip my hat and my honor to the men and women who served this country from 1776 to the present-to win our freedom and to preserve that same freedom.  GOD BLESS AMERICA! 

But also AMERICA BLESS GOD. The latter will be the key to turning this whole rodeo around.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pam Williams says:

    Well said, Bill! I can tell you, too, are passionate about this. Thanks for speaking up!

  2. Ryan S says:

    No doubt we, as U.S. citizens, get to experience more freedoms than most. You stated some of the obvious. These freedoms did not come free. They came at an enormous cost, both our freedom from sin and the freedom we experience in our country. The big difference is that the freedom Jesus bought can never be undone or lost. We can’t say the same thing about the freedom we have received by the lives of countless men and women who have paid with the ultimate sacrifice of their lives. Let’s not forget and let’s not be fooled into relinquishing those freedoms that we share. Freedom is never free!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      So true Ryan. I am glad that God’s freedom can never be undone or overcome. He proves that freedom is never free. It cost His life.

  3. You have echoed my sentiments exactly, Bill! May we all take time to give thanks and say prayers for all who gave the ultimate sacrifice that we might live in freedom, and worship God without fear of retribution.

  4. Ed says:

    Amen Bill! We really need to honor and respect this freedom which so many have died over. A lot more love and not so much hate!

  5. Cheryl says:

    I am so completely sickened by all that is happening to our beloved country and all the ingrates, as you so adequately described, who spit in the face of those who sacrificed so much for them to have the “right” to spit in their face. SO sickening and vile to watch it all happen in front of our eyes. If those who have died could see all that is happening, the wouldn’t believe it. As our world grows darker, I am thankful to know we are citizens of another country whose builder and maker is God. May He bless you for the truth you speak, Pastor Bill.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thank you Cheryl for your comment. I did fail to mention that no matter how bad things get here, we are, as you stated, citizens of another country. Praise Him for that!