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!