When I think of Veterans Day my thoughts go back to my Dad , who is 93 years and a WW II veteran. He lived through the evils of combat in France in the early 1940s. He is not one to talk about it, but little by little he has share some of what he did and saw. It was not pretty. Combat never is. He is one of literally millions of men and women who we can call veterans, because they served our country in a time when we were at war with a country or group that we consider our enemies. Veterans are still being made every day.
Veterans Day is a time for us to honor them and reflect on how God has blessed us by their sacrifice and to be citizens of the United States. I believe that we have an obligation to help our students honor their country and reflect on how privileged we are to be Americans.
In the words of Lee Greenwood’s song we can say. “I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free. And i won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land. God bless the USA.”
If you know a veteran give her or him a hand of thanks. Tell them you appreciate what they did for you. Pray for them and pray for our country. Pray for our leaders. Don’t be afraid to speak out boldly, “I am proud to be an American”
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