Sometimes as Americans we get so caught up in the holiday and having time off from work that we forget the reason behind the holiday and why we even have it.
I wanted to share with you some thoughts and prayers for you and your family on this Veterans Day Holiday.
Childhood Memories of an Amazing Veteran
I remember growing up watching old WWII War movies with my Dad on Sunday
My Dad was a WWII Veteran and just loved watching the old John Wayne movies.
(93) just a few days after my 60th birthday and I think I miss most those Sunday afternoons watching those old movies together.
It was many years after watching those movies with my Dad that myself and my 3 older brothers all became a part of the Vietnam Conflict.
We now became a part of this family of Americans that chose to give a part of themselves so others could enjoy the freedom we all so dearly love and want.
I finally knew what my father went through as a Soldier serving his country in the far reaches of the world.
I ended up serving over 10 years in both the Army and the Navy and being privileged to travel the world and discover what an incredible Nation we live in.
On this Veterans Day November 11th, 2015, please remember that all the great freedoms that you now enjoy were at the cost of someone else.
Take a Moment this Veterans Day in silence and give thanks to our Almighty God and Our Veterans!
The next time you enjoy some of your freedoms that most of us take for granted remember this;
It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
I leave you with this, the next time you come across a man or woman in uniform, make a point to stop and thank them for giving
their lives in service to you.
I want to leave you with these two great songs. The first one is by Billy Ray Cyrus – “Some Gave All” and the second is by The Goads – “Veterans of the USA”, enjoy.
Have a Blessed and Wonderful Day with Family and Friends – God Bless You and God Bless This Great Country!
P.S. Don’t forget those who have and are serving in our police force and fire/rescue around this country.
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