By: Darrelyn L. Tutt 

George S. Patton is considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S. history. He helped lead the Allies to victory (Sicily invasion) in 1943 and he commanded the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in 1944. He was was a key instrument in the successful liberation of Germany from the Nazis and is respected as a highly impassioned and patriotic general for the United States.
In his memory and for my gratitude to our military personel, I share two of his provoking thoughts this Memorial Day.
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
-George S. Patton
"A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week."
-George S. Patton
*For those with the courage to uphold our nation's freedoms and ideals ... Thank you.
 ... And to the One who gave His ultimate sacrifice we must give thanks and praise ... for He is worthy.
May we speak, through our conduct, to His great and precious name and live our lives in an endeavor to give them back to Him with increasing measure.
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him."
Romans 5:8-9

and ...
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service."
Romans 12:1