Today is Veteran’s Day and it is a day dedicated to remembering all those who have stood the watch for our country and fellow citizens. Many of them gave their very lives, so that we could live free and sleep peacefully at night knowing that we and our loved ones were safe.
Too many others have been discarded by society and are homeless, living in parks panhandling for change and wandering the streets alone. While elected leaders live in the lap of luxury and argue about whether or not our veterans deserve medical treatment, housing or other benefits – while they and their families suffer.
Thankfully, the private sector cares about our veterans and there are hundreds of organizations and churches that reach out to our veterans to help them find their way home. This video is a perfect and touching example:
Pray for our veterans today and every day – and if you get a chance reach out and say thanks, and offer a helping hand. You never know what a difference such a simple thing could make to someone who needs it.
To all those who stood before, stand now and will stand in the future to protect our freedoms, I thank you – God Bless you and yours.
If you would like to send a personal message of thanks to our troops, via the USO click here.
To all our veterans I would just like to say thank you. Not Happy Veteran’s Day – but thank you. Thank you for answering the call to defend your country, thank you for your sacrifice, thank you to your family and friends for letting you honor your country and your countrymen with your service. It is not enough, it will never be enough. But thank you.
I’m off to Santa Barbara for a long overdue reunion with dear friends. But I wanted to leave this for you to read. It was a bit of a surprise to me as I had no idea that the origins of Thanksgiving did not center around the pilgrims.
Enjoy yourselves, eat hearty and good. Look around and feel gratitude for all the many things large and small that give your life meaning. Hold those you love close and tell them you love them. And say a prayer for those you can not hug.
Happy Thanksgiving. I will see you in a few days.
I have no words to add to this – for it says it all.