Since the birth of America, veterans have paid a high price for the cause of freedom. Veteran’s Day is more than a day to remember. We express thanks today for Veterans past and those currently serving our country.
Of the over 1.4 million Americans serving in the armed forces, 298,000 serve on foreign soil. Many have left wives or husbands, parents and children as they departed to places like Iraq, where 4,427 Americans have already lost their lives since March 2003. As our nation’s Veterans watch the news reports, their minds will flash back to the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, World Wars II, and others, when they were the ones waving goodbye to loved ones. We cannot put into words the sacrifice that these veterans and their families have made. We remember those who fought and returned with stories of trials and victories, sadness and joy. We also remember those who never came home.
The country we love and the freedoms we enjoy came at a high cost. Veteran’s Day is a day to say “thanks” to those who survived and remember those who have fallen. Today, thank God for those who have sacrificed and are sacrificing for your freedom!
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)
Sat, November 6, 2010
by John Daniels