Thursday, November 11, 2010
November 10th - the 235th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps and November 11th - Veterans Day. Holidays that ooze patriotism. Did you notice? Did you display a U.S. flag? Did you take a moment to reflect on the many freedoms you enjoy? Sadly, many of us probably did not. Perhaps you only realized it was Veteran's Day because it was a holiday from work or by the gazillion sale flyers in your newspaper. The majority of us cannot fully understand the sacrifices of our veterans and their families...physical and emotional scars linger. Several days a year to honor these brave, patriotic, men and women is not enough! Yet on this day, let's seize the opportunity to thank a person in uniform and the proud retiree for their service. Let's remember to pray for the families that have lost a loved one, for the deployed and their families. Let's vow to appreciate our military 365 days a year!