October 25, 2020 Service of Remembrance
Last week I shared Benjamin Franklin's quote, “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” We talked about taxes last week, today's Service of Remembrance brings us to the subject of death. Here's another Franklin quote about death, “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.”
Death is in the news daily. We have become somewhat accustomed to hearing death rates from COVID-19 and we know that that rate is rising quickly again. But we also know that not all deaths are COVID related. In fact, a headline from the satirical newspaper The Onion put the probability of death in this headline, “World Death Rate Holding Steady At 100 Percent.” No one gets out of this life alive.