November 11, 2018 marked the one hundred year anniversary of the armistice to end the War to End All Wars, as it was called at the time of the armistice in 1918.
If only that first worldwide war did end all wars. Then there would be no need to call it World War I when the world found itself in the midst of another worldwide war called World War II.
As is still the case one hundred years later, men and women respond to the call to put their lives on the line. They face enemy fire to protect the freedoms we hold dear at home and abroad.
Men and women still die in battle.
Families still grieve their loss.
All gave some. Some gave all.
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, to all those who served and those serving now, thank you.
Thank you also to the families who sacrificed right alongside their loved ones in service to our country.
Our veterans deserve our thanks every day, not just on the special days set aside on a calendar.
Please remember their sacrifice. And be grateful.
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There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 (NLT)
I wish you well.
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Wonderful post and absolutely beautiful video/song. Thank you to all that have served and their supportive families.
Thanks, Sissy. The video always brings tears to my eyes.
My dad was 33 years old with a wife and three children when he was drafted in World War 2 and served the last 2 years of the war. He came back home but his experience really changed him. I cried also through your blog and even harder through the video. I try to thank every serviceman/woman for their service when ever I see one.
Shirley, thanks so much for commenting. My dad was onboard a ship at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed December 7, 1941. I was born overseas while he served. Guess because we have personal experience with the military, we understand a little bit about their sacrifices. They deserve our greatest thanks.