Memorial Day is a day we set aside as a nation to remember those who died in our nation’s service. We enjoy the freedom that we have today because many died to obtain that freedom. The parallel to Christianity can’t be more obvious. We are called to “remember Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:8) because He died to give us freedom from the bondage of our sin.
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:2-4)