Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Gave All

Flying High

How many of you have ever visited a veteran’s hospital?  It is a real eye opener…there is a sense of sadness, respect, and honor found within its walls. The people found there are the ones that allow the rest of us to sleep safe, worship at our free will, and permit us the freedoms we enjoy without thought each day. They often do without, have suffered loss, are sometimes shamed, and are sick. Did you thank them…did you offer them help…did you pray for them? Without them and the sacrifices they made and are making…we would be without the wonderful liberties our great country has to offer. Yes some of them had a choice…others did not, but that choice and that commitment is what gave us our freedom. Our thanks and appreciation is due to them with the highest regard…those who served, those gone, and those who are serving today.
I have a Daddy that served in the United States Navy, a son-in-law that is currently serving in the United Sates Coast Guard and many friends and acquaintances that have and are serving. Think about that young soldier in a land unknown to them, war all around them, living sleeplessly, dirty, and scared. Then think about how safe you are, comfortable and living in your own home. What a blessing they are to give us such a gift!!

There are only two defining forces have ever offered to die for us, Jesus Christ and an American soldier; One died for our soul, the other for our freedom.

No… freedom has never been free…they gave it all…
Please honor and pray for our soldiers.

11/30 Today I am grateful for everyone and anyone
who has served our great nation! God Bless Them and Our America!

6 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I loved this post Cora...just beautiful. I have visited a veterans hospital and it is an eye opener for sure. My hub served in Viet Nam and I am so grateful to those who are willing to serve and defend. :D

Nancy said...

Cora, what a beautiful tribute to all who have served so we might have freedom. Thank you for reminding us.....

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

My Dad was a Navy man too and my oldest son was in the Marines, nice post!

I am His Beloved said...

Thank you for posting this Cora. A beautiful reminder of our freedom. You are delightful.

Cinner said...

Cora, this was so well written, a wonderful tribute. I agree God Bless them.

Karen said...

Great post Cora.. thanks..
We must all keep our men and woman of the services in our prayers..