Our Veterans

How can we not remember and pray for our Veterans today, those who have served and those who are currently serving?  Sometimes the pictures that flash across the TV screen cause me to turn my head – too painful to look at and yet, these women and men are living these horrors each day.  Children themselves, many of them, having to see first hand what children should never have to see.  Being forced into making split second life decisions, and then having those decisions haunt them for years to come.  Being separated from their families, their spouses, their own children.  Having to live in far away lands, under conditions which are sometimes harsh and extreme.  And, if they are fortunate enough to come home, many return hurt, injured, broken.

I can’t truly know or experience what these women and men live through each day.  But, I can offer my thoughts, my compassion, my gratitude and my prayers.  Today is a day when we honor, we salute, we humble ourselves before our Veterans…let us never forget the sacrifices that they make and the memories that they live with.  Let us remember them today and tomorrow. We ask that God blesses them and heals them and brings them all home soon.  We pray for peace.

7 thoughts on “Our Veterans

  1. It seems that for Veterans, their service and experiences with war become purely a part of who they are. And what makes this all the more moving is that they do this, and become this, for all of us. Raising my coffee cup in a toast to the Veterans …

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog! I find yours to be lovely and so inspirationasl. I quite agree with everything I have read so far. And I must admit that the titles of your posts are just so intreguing! They make me want me to kep reading and reading! I love your point about admiring reguar people who are just trying to get through the day and help others with dedication. And about praying always, I, too, think this means to be living in a prayerful way, with thoughts about all decisions directed toward the mind of Jesus.

  3. Hi Andie33, Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my humble little blog. I am enjoying reading the posts on your blog and will be back to visit with you. Veterans day is a day we should all take seriously. I had two older half brothers in world war II and a younger brother (not a teen at the time) in Vietnam. Blessings. Dee

  4. Yes, let us never forget, Andie, “the sacrifices that they make and the memories that they live with.” This is something that we ourselves tend to forget and thus keep the warriors from being able to share with us.

    Thank you for visiting me at Being Woven, this Veterans Day. I appreciate your comments there.

    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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