We forget. God knows it. That’s why he established the annual Passover celebration (Exodus 12). That’s why 12 Jordan River stones became a memorial (Joshua 4). The reason? So that children would ask why? and the stories could be retold.
On Memorial Day, my grandmother picked buckets of flowers and placed arrangements on her loved ones’ graves. Her grandchildren helped. I must have asked why? because I remember her answer: “To show our love and respect.”