It is no accident that our Republic was established and has endured the test of time until now. It is the result of men of vision and courage, willing to give their all when their fellow countrymen needed them. It is the result of their parents teaching them the importance of liberty, honor, right and duty. It is the result of spouses willing to support their efforts and to keep the home fires burning with love and order during their frequent and long absences when duty calls.
We wish to salute all American's who have served their country with honor on this Veteran's day.
Mrs. JP's grandfather served in the Army in WWI.
Mrs. JP's father served in the Navy during the Korean war.
My grandfather served in the Navy in the War in the Pacific during WWII.
Our only son currently serves in the Army, and we could not be prouder of him, his wife and his children. Happy Veteran's day, son. We love you and are so very proud of you.
I pray that we would all, as still free Americans, honor our Veterans on this day and thank them wherever we encounter them; that all who call Christ Lord would elevate their prayers on behalf of all of our brave military men and women and their families; that Americans would remember that these folks are heroes, not victims or villains; and that liberty and righteousness are still worth fighting for.
Blessed Veterans day from us in the holler!
Edit (11/12/2009): Well, I blew it.
I wrote up this nice post while I was at work and went and forgot to mention one of the most important people to us: our daughter-in-law. She served in the Air Force and was on deployment in Oman when our son met her.
Thank you for your service to our country. We love you very much. Please forgive your father-in-law for being a knucklehead, again.