Never Forget the Veterans

By Ralphine Major

They may have been stationed in the United States or in another country. They may have served for two years or an entire career. They may have been a member of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, or the Marines. Whatever their status, a common thread was shared among them. They are United States Veterans.

Our nation and our world are safer because of the men and women who have served and are serving in our nation’s military. Today, however, our world is at a critical crossroads evidenced by the hate, violence, and unrest in the daily news. The gifts of peace and freedom often seem distant. On November 11, Veterans Day, we will honor our country’s veterans. The sight of our great American flag is always a touching reminder of our freedom and those who have protected it. Whether blowing in the breeze on a city street or hanging quietly and proudly in a rural landscape overlooking a pasture field, it is a symbol of America and those who have willingly served and sacrificed for her. To all who have served—thank you for your service and have a blessed Veterans Day!

Words of Faith: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 (KJV).