April 27, 2017

Thank You Veterans

Thank you Veterans

Today I’m taking a step back from preparedness to say thank you to our Veterans. Whether you are currently serving or served forty or more years ago, the key word is “served” and for that I am grateful. Thank you for giving up years of your life. Some of you gave limbs, or had friends or loved ones that gave more than that. “Thank you” doesn’t seem enough. You have my utmost respect and my humble gratitude.

I also want to say “thank you” to the spouses and families of those who served. Being married to someone who is on active duty is not easy. Raising a family when your spouse is deployed for months at a time is also a sacrifice. Loving and caring for someone who comes home and is either physically or mentally hurting takes a special kind of person.

May God bless you all. Know that you have my deepest gratitude. Thank you to all who wore a uniform in service to America in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, National Guard, Navy and the Marines.

Comments

  1. Thank you Chris for what you do. It’s my pleasure to serve this country that our Heavenly Father as so generously given us. It just pains me to see this country falling away. I’m only 40 and I don’t even recognize it anymore. If we didn’t have a great support system at home it wouldn’t be as easy. God Bless

  2. I only served 4 years many years ago, and not during time of war. I feel a little guilty this time of year, being called to stand in church to be honored as a veteran. Sure, I had some setbacks, disappointments and failures, but those are hardly remembered. What I remember is the pride I had in the achievements, the training, confidence and discipline I gained that launched a great civilian career for me. Last but not least, I remember all the the fun I had, experiencing a different part of the world and meeting so many wonderful people. I feel like I gained so much more than I sacrificed.

    It is those who’ve given far more than I ever did, who truly deserve to be honored today. Those families are the ones who have slowed the gradual demise of our once great Country. As Rev. Billy Graham says in his current online video series, it is a turning to God that is our only remaining hope as a nation. Today is a great day to be reminded to pray for our Country.

  3. Carl Rooker says:

    Amen

  4. Thank you to all the soldiers who’ve served our country in the past, in war & in peace.
    & thank you to all those who are serving now. May God guard you & guide your steps.

  5. Thank you to all who served….Americans, Canadians, Australians and British and all our allies. My family has served in WW1, WW2, Vietnam, and Peacetime.
    Peace comes at a great cost, Lest we forget.

  6. grammyprepper says:

    Thank you to all who have or are serving. If you served in a time of peace, you are doubly blessed. But your service matters no less, Todd.

  7. Huge thanks to everyone that has served this great country, past and present.

  8. Rev. Dr. Michael E Harris says:

    I was too damaged to go into the military (I had chondromalacea in my left knee and my right should was not held on well enough with just two wires).

    However, mother was a US Marine during WWII stationed at Henderson Hall in Arlington, VA. The women were in the Marines ‘to free a Marine to fight’, but the Women Marines had superior clerical and administrative skills and each one freed two male Marines to fight.

    My father was career Army and fought from Normandy to Austria only being wounded once. He had a few years off, and met my mother while both were in uniform. They married at Fort Meyer in Arlington. Shortly after I was born, my father spent a year fighting Communists in Korea, followed by a year of supporting the Warfighters from a safer post in Japan.

    My younger sister is retired from the US Air Force Reserve and my older sister is an RN. My mother’s sister (also an RN) was a welder in the Camden, NJ shipyard during WWII.

    I have spent four decades supporting major defense program offices or building defense hardware.

    I have a great grandfather who fought on both sides during the War of Northern Aggression.

    We all have done our part and know what our republic’s veterans have done for us. Now we need to help our veterans because the government will not.

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