By Ralphine Major

2020 brought us the coronavirus pandemic.  It brought a presidential election.  On November 11, it brings us Veterans’ Day—the national holiday set aside to honor those who serve or have served in the armed forces.  United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Coast Guard, and United States Marines—we honor you!

I was intrigued by a 1944 photograph of a veteran—a young Dwight Kessel in Gulfport, Mississippi, Navy Diesel School.  Kessel is the West Virginia native who eventually made his way to Knoxville, Tennessee.  His fascinating story will resume in several upcoming segments.

With so much facing America in these turbulent times, it is more important than ever that her people pause to pray for veterans and their families who have often sacrificed so much for our nation, for our freedoms, and for a way of life we hold dear.  Veterans, thank you!

Words of Faith:  As our nation faces discord and unprecedented challenges from many areas of our democracy, the often quoted scripture of II Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) seems appropriate:  “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”