Today is Veterans Day, a day that we remember those who have served and are serving in our military forces. My father, brother, husband, father in law, uncle, brother in law and several friends rank among those people who dedicated a period of time in service to our country. Some saw action, others didn’t. The ones that didn’t don’t feel on equal footing as those who served active combat because they can only imagine what these people have seen, heard and experienced.I see it differently. I see it as service and a willingness to go. Whether you served during peacetime, stateside, overseas or active combat, each person signed up for the same thing. Each person knew that they might be the one. Of course those who have laid down their lives are in a special category, as they gave the ultimate sacrifice. But someone needed to prepare them, cook for them, fill orders for them, fix their planes, order their uniforms, tend to their wounds, (both physical and spiritual) and notify the families and bury their dead. We really are all in this together and there is no other organization that shows that better than our military.So, I want to share a couple of things that highlight honor and sacrifice.
My daughter’s school sang this the other day and she sang it over and over prior to the performance. She really wanted to get it right because she knew it was very important. But I would also like to thank the families who watch their children, spouses, parents, brothers and sisters serve. It is not hard to see God in all of this.