There are a few times every year that rouse my esprit de corps, Veterans Day is on of those times. It has been a while since I have donned my US Navy EOD Diver uniform but the spirit, in which I joined the U.S. military, well over 20 years ago, is still alive and well today reminding me of the blessing I received in serving.
Tomorrow Nov 11th is Veterans Day 2009. I hope you gather with your family at some point tomorrow for a moment to think of and pray for those who have fought and are currently fighting to defend our freedoms, protect our liberties and secure our borders.
The horrific murders that occurred in Ft Hood, TX just a few days ago remind us of the incredible sacrifice that our soldiers make on our behalf. Please do not let tomorrow pass without making a conscious effort to celebrate and give thanks for our military. May God bless and protect each man and woman now wearing the uniform as well as each one who has worn it before them. I would also ask you to pray for each of their families, the constant thought of their loved ones being in harms way is especially heavy as we approach the holiday season.
I know that we are in some tumultuous times in our country right now, but I would submit, without equivocation, that we still live in the GREATEST country on planet earth, for which we should be enormously thankful. ~Thank you God for blessing me as an AMERICAN~God’s Speed~ Laurie