VETERANS DAY

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November 11, 1919 was proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day.  After World War II the name was changed to Veterans Day.

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…  – President Wilson

Originally the day was to be observed with parades and public meetings, along with a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

These days we don’t see many parades or public meetings…  and nobody suspends business…  ever.  Today, businesses offer veterans discounts and freebies!

The idea is to show appreciation to a veteran – not just today…  but everyday!   It’s amazing what a simple THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE does for someone who has made a sacrifice for this country.freedom-to-praise-himThose who fought for our freedoms deserve our respect.

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.  – Jeff Miller

 

Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.  – Charles B. Rangel

Whatever your plans for today…  we do want to say THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!  We enjoy our freedom because of the sacrifice you’ve made.  🙂the-meaning-of-honor

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A city is exalted by the blessing provided from the upright, but it is destroyed by the counsel of the wicked.  – Proverbs 11:11

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This Veteran’s Day I’m thinking about the raw deal many of our veteran’s have gotten and how ashamed I am of our government.  I won’t rehash the bad news as I’m sure you have read about it too.

I’m praying that our nation will be blessed by God and led by competent and godly individuals – instead of destroyed by the counsel of the wicked.  I know we’re all busy people, but we need to be following politics closer in this election cycle than we ever have before.

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I know we’re looking for a president who will undertake a lot of issues – a 18 trillion-dollar debt (I can’t even count that high), terror that could quite possibly show its ugly head on U.S. soil – (it may have already done so), and the southern border problem.  I also think we should be looking for a president who will make our veterans a priority once again.  Obviously, the vets have not been well cared for – many died waiting to be cared for at VA hospitals across the nation.  That is a disgrace, America!

There are homeless vets and those who just need a little help.  I’m sure you’ve seen the same posts on facebook that I’ve seen – the ones that say you wish we would pay our military better money than we do a football player.  I agree with that!

I am thankful for the Wounded Warrior Project.  That is a great organization for sure.  http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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I pray that America’s freedom will remain intact and that we will be a great nation once again.  Whether or not you like Donald Trump, you must admit he is right about one thing…  we don’t have victories anymore.  We are not a leader in the world and it’s the first time in our nation’s history that we have sat back and let other world powers run over us.

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So let’s really get serious about praying about who we want to be president!  Seek God about it.  Of course, we know no matter who is president, Jesus is KING!  But it matters who our leaders are because it will determine whether we go toward a progressive communism or a conservative freedom.  and yes… Yes God…  we need YOU in America again!  🙂

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KEEP YOUR CHIN UP

I’ve been disillusioned with my country!  Recent events have made me shake my head and say, “Surely this isn’t happening here in the United States!  When did we stop supporting our brave men and women in the military?”

When I heard about hundreds of Veterans being put on “hold” at VA facilities instead of receiving the care they so desperately needed (some of them died as a result), I was literally sick.  The men and women who willingly defended the United States deserve nothing less than the best our country can give them – there is no statute of limitations or time limit.  Whether that Vet served during World War II,  the Vietnam conflict or the Middle East, we as a country need to do our best for them.  Shame on us!  It’s an upside-down world when we pay a man so much money to wear a football helmet, yet a man wearing a soldier’s helmet gets so little.  I don’t understand why it has to be that way.

A Marine, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, had to stay in a Mexican prison for SEVEN MONTHS!  Everyone knows that he has PTSD and folks like me don’t have a clue what he’s had to endure!  It chapped my hide to hear the horror story of what he went through in that prison for so long.  He even got so despondent he tried to take his own life.  What makes me so angry is that  the President of the United States could have picked up the phone and gotten him out much MUCH sooner.  Did he do that?  Does he care?  NO!  He could not be bothered – not in the least.  Not a smidge! 

To say I prayed is an understatement.  I prayed and hoped that someone with some influence – (that’s not me – hate to burst your bubble) – could help him.  My prayers were answered.  Two angels came forward to help Sgt. Tahmooressi – Greta Van Susteren and Montel Williams.  There are GOOD people in this country!  Praise God! 

It’s been proven that soldiers with PTSD are helped by service dogs.  We all know how comforting our 4-legged friends can be every day.  They are especially crucial for those who are traumatized.  Dogs have such a calming effect on us and they let us know it’s going to be okay.  For years animal therapy has been beneficial for the elderly and others who live alone or in nursing homes.

May our country take a turn for the better and be good to our military – former and current.

We need to begin to TREASURE and honor our military in the United States once again instead of disrespecting it.  Let’s thank God for the men and women who willingly defend us!

If you are a Veteran and reading this post – thank you!  Know that God is pleased and Jesus loves you!  Have a blessed Veteran’s Day!  ❤