Monday is Memorial Day, an annual national holiday to remember those who died while serving in the nation’s armed forces. More or less directly, these gave their lives to preserve our political freedom. The day is celebrated by decorating grave sites, displaying flags, a few speeches, a generous supply of cookouts, and sales aplenty!
Sunday is Memorial Day; not just this Sunday but every Sunday. It is a weekly remembrance of Jesus, who died to provide us spiritual freedom, freedom from sin. That was something only He could do (1 Peter 1:18-21). His death is celebrated worldwide by a simple, plain meal.
...The Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).