"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
General George S. Patton
Our republic has always been blessed to be guarded by so many of our best and most honorable citizens. Of that small fraction of our population, an even smaller fraction, have paid the ultimate sacrifice. That is what today is about; remembering those heroes who never returned home to their families.
So amidst your family get-togethers and barbecues, please set aside enough time to visit your local veterans' cemetery or memorial and pay your respects; pray fervently that such men and women continue to guard our republic and that God's favor may be upon our republic and all the families who have lost their loved one.
As a veteran I dread this holiday, I find myself getting moody as it approaches every year. For me it is a holiday for remembering faces that will never be seen again. Please don't take for granted your everyday leisures. Without these brave men and women there would be no baseball, gardening, shopping, barbeques, or any of the millions of other things that clutter our days.
Let's also remember that we currently have our armed forces deployed throughout the world and with that comes the certainty that more will make the ultimate sacrifice. Please take some time from your schedule to remember in prayer, and with your support, our men and women are so bravely serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Korea, or where ever they may be, and advocate for their return home.
Reposted By DR