I salute all veterans throughout the world who have faithfully served their country. November, 11 was established as Veterans' Day to honor former service members who served. Too often we forget them and in today's world, it seems as if sacrifices mean little.
I recall my small hometown having a Veterans' Day parade...the high school band would be playing, school children would line the Main Street and clap and wave as we veterans proudly marched to the beat of the drums. Several years ago, this tribute was discontinued although a lightly attended ceremony is held in the city park. The children of today are missing out on seeing and supporting patriotism..how sad!
From our first Armies when soldiers fought for America's freedom, through today's conflicts, men and women have sacrificed (some even their very lives) so America could remain free....free to worship the LORD our God, free to vote, so many freedoms taken for granted!
This Veterans' Day, hug a veteran, tell a veteran thanks, and PRAY for all our active duty military throughout the world.
MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY VETERAN, THIS DAY, I PRAY.
By I. L. Rozier