3 Letters to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

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“Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces” (Wikipedia). These men and women are our country’s fallen heroes.

So let’s honor our fallen military heroes. And consider all our fallen heroes.

All those who helped purchase our freedom with their blood and sacrifice.

Because freedom always comes with a price.

Letter to Fallen U.S. Military Members

Dear Fallen U.S. Military Members,

Memorial Day is a celebration of something and someone important in history. It’s significant. It’s you. Void of your presence and service in history, we the people were despairingly weak and opened to continued attacks by our enemies.

You see, we always needed you. We believed in you. And we are proud to deem you worthy of our respect and honor—then and now.

To you warriors who were fatally wounded and paid the ultimate sacrifice; you epitomize bravery in our eyes.

Soldiers, marines, airmen, coast guards, sailors, and every branch of the armed forces, both men and women, valiant in honor and duty, we salute you. You served in war and peace as our fellow countrymen and women. 

So hand on chest or in salutation, we raise our voice to echo your voice: America, the land of the free and home of the brave.  

But freedom comes with a price. Bloodshed of brave men and women. The ones who courageously fought to purchase our freedom—slain for liberty and justice.

To the fallen military members of all time, we humbly thank you.

Forever grateful, citizens of a great nation

Letter to Fallen Soldiers of the Cross

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Dear Fallen Soldiers of the Cross,

As we pay tribute to fallen heroes, we also remember you. Not necessarily heroes by human standards, but spiritual ones. Those fallen heroes of our faith.

So we celebrate something and someone important in history. It’s significant. It’s You. 

Furthermore, to you, our fellow sojourners, those brothers and sisters in Christ who lost your lives for the sake of the cross. We are proud to deem you worthy of our respect and honor.

The testimony of your blood lives on through the ages. 

Hand on chest or lifted high to heaven, we raise our voice to echo your voice: Heaven, the land of the spiritually free and home of brave men and women’s Creator. 

But freedom comes with a price. Bloodshed of brave martyrs and soldiers of the cross—slain for liberty and justice because of the Word of God (Revelation 6:9).

To fallen soldiers in God’s infantry, we humbly thank you.

Forever grateful, citizens of a greater nation 

Letter to the Fallen, but Risen Savior

Dear Jesus Christ,

As we pay tribute to fallen heroes, we remember You. Not necessarily a hero by human standards, but the greatest supernatural One. So we celebrate something and someone important in history. It’s significant. It’s You. 

Jesus, void of Your presence in history, we the people of the world were despairingly weak and opened to continued attacks by our spiritual enemy.

You see, we always needed You. We believed in You. And we are proud to deem You worthy of our respect and highest praise—then and now.

To Christ, fatally wounded in body, the sacrificed Lamb of God. You epitomize spiritual bravery in our eyes, valiant in honor and duty. You always reign in war and peace.

You’re the ultimate One who purchased our freedom. The One.

Bloodshed of Jesus Christ who courageously fought against the supernatural forces of darkness for spiritual freedom and eternity.

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You were slain for liberty and justice because You are the Word of God. And You won!

Hands gloriously lifted high to heaven, we raise our voice to echo Your voice: There’s a place prepared for my people in our Father’s house…a better country, a heavenly one (John 14:2, Hebrews 11:16).

To Jesus Christ who conquered death and is crowned King of all—we humbly thank you. Our Lord and Savior. 

Forever grateful, citizens of heaven

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Karen Friday

Whether the spoken or written word, Karen thrives in moving an audience to experience laughter, tears, surprise, and deep reflection. She not only possesses an affection for words (just ask her family), but she also cherishes God’s Word. Karen is an award-winning writer who has published both devotions and articles with a mission to know Jesus more and make Him known. She contributes to several national sites while she works on her first non-fiction book. In the blogging world, she is referred to as “Girl Friday” where she shares a central message: you are never far from hope. And she considers her life as a pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader a sacred calling. Karen and her husband Mike reside in East Tennessee and have two grown children and two grandchildren. The entire family is fond of the expression, “TGIF: Thank God it’s Friday.” They owe Monday an apology. Connect with her blog community, Hope is Among Us.

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22 comments

    1. Appreciate your comment, Melissa. America, land of the free and home of the brave. Heaven, land of the spiritually free and home of brave men and women’s Creator.

    1. Mary, we honor the bloodshed of brave military men and women; brave martyrs and soldiers of the cross; and Jesus Christ who courageously fought against the supernatural forces of darkness for spiritual freedom and eternity because He was the Word of God. And He won!

  1. Powerful!! The sacrifice modeled by our fallen heroes reflects the sacrifice Jesus made for every one of us. Thank you for this, Karen.

  2. Absolutely beautiful and heartfelt words to our fallen heroes. Thanks for sharing these words For those we remember today.

    1. Candice, so glad this inspired you. I’m thankful for all the fallen heroes who helped purchase our freedom with their blood and sacrifice.

  3. I love the way you point out that not all who give their lives are military people. And martyrs also deserve memorial.

    Christ is the perfect one who gave himself for us. It’s fitting, as you show us, to remember his sacrifice at this time as well.

  4. As a Veteran remembering our Fallen heroes is so important, thank you, Sister, for sharing these letters and your message about this very important day. God Bless You and Yours! Freedom truly is not Free…

  5. Karen, this is beautiful. The older I grow the more grateful I am for the service and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces. And for those who died for my freedom? I’m moved to tears.

    I really like how you also added in those martyrs who die for their relationships with Jesus, because they instill courage into the hearts of those of us who are still here. They remind me that this place isn’t all there is.

    1. Thank you, Jeanne. Yes, both men and women in the military as well as martyrs of the faith paid the ultimate price to remind us of freedom and how our citizenship is in heaven.

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