Heroes left out of Memorial Day

Are there others who should be remembered on Memorial Day? Have we forgotten about some of the world’s greatest heroes?

On Memorial Day we remember those who fought with violence, death and destruction. Perhaps we should also remember those who fought with non-violent resistance, love, and prayer and overcame their enemies without firing a shot:

  • The American abolitionists, led by William Lloyd Garrison;
  • The Indian independence fighters, led by Mahatma Gandhi;
  • The Civil Rights activists who overcame Jim Crow race laws, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The restorers of democracy in the Philippines, led by Corazon Aquino;
  • Those who brought down Communism in Eastern Europe, led by Lech Walesa;
  • The early Christ-followers who overcame extreme persecution to conquer the Roman Empire, led by the living, risen Jesus.


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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