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Honoring All Veterans

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Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends.

American Heroes – Thank you for your sacrifice!

No matter what country you live in it seems that War is the common denominator of civilizations. More than history books people’s personal stories captures the essence of wars and transmits emotional legacies to succeeding generations.

For me Veterans Day always reminds me of my father who served in World War Two in the South Pacific.  He was a sergeant in the army.  On one mission his entire platoon was killed and he was shot repeatedly, but played dead and was the only survivor of his platoon. He received The Purple Heart and he was given only six months to live because of his injuries.  Being the amazing man that he was he survived and lived many decades beyond the war.  It never left his heart and soul.  He always displayed the flag on national holidays and was proud to be an American.

I think of the young men of my generation that served in Vietnam.  So many did not come back and those that did were never the same.  These young men did what they had to do, and unfortunately were not treated with great respect when they returned home.  So many suffered and still do from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  Back then it was not recognized and now these older men are still living with the effects of the war.

I pray for all Troops that serve our country worldwide today.  I pray for their families that support and worry about them.  I pray for their protection physically and mentally.

Most Importantly I Pray That There Be No More Wars!

Many blessings,

Cherokee Billie

CherokeeBillieSpiritualAdvisor.com

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Remembering and Honoring Those Who Gave Their All on September 11, 2001

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As we take time to reflect on the 14th Anniversary of a day none of us will ever forget, let us come together to grieve, to remember, to express our gratitude to those who demonstrated what it is to be a hero, and to pledge ourselves to live in honor of their bravery.

There’s no way you can forget when you heard about the attack on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. It definitely was a moment that is frozen into our brains. So much has changed in the past thirteen years and many of those changes are based upon this moment.

Individuals were changed. The world was changed. And the country was changed. Those that passed that day will never be forgotten and they will never forget us as well!

I lived very close to Los Angeles International Airport and what struck me as most eerie that day was the silence at the airport when all planes were grounded. The sound of silence was deafening! That was as close as I came to the attacks.

Remember all the innocent people that lost their lives that day. We know that their souls are at rest.

We honor all of the emergency responders who sacrificed their lives to help others. They died a noble death.

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald

Here is a remembrance that was sent to me from a friend in Scotland.

“Hi Billie, I don’t think any of us will forget how the world changed that day I was at work when we heard it on the radio.  I had never heard of the World Trade Centre till that day what unfolded was unbelievable. I will never forget walking home and what struck me most was the eerie hush that had descended everywhere, everyone was in disbelief .We just watched the news over and over and thought all those poor people. I hear more people talking about peace and that no one wants to go to war. I would like to think like John Lennon some day that might be possible. Thinking of all those brave poor souls. Love Linda”

I know that many of you have stories you can share about what you experienced that day and please feel free to do so.

Let us take a moment to silently reflect in the spirit of prayer!

Love and prayers,
Cherokee Billie

What Memorial Day Means

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Tomb of the unknown soldier


In the United States, we are observing Memorial Day this weekend.

I wanted to take a minute and share with everyone the significance of Memorial Day to me and, I believe, to all of us.

On Memorial Day, we take time to remember all of the soldiers that died so that we can have our freedom.

My father fought in World War Two and his total platoon was killed by the Japanese and he survived because he played dead even though he was shot many times. So this holiday is very important to me as I remember what my father went through for me and for others.

The following quotes sum up for me the real importance of Memorial Day. Feel free to share them with your friends
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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – General George S. Patton

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Drake

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
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