A Memorial Day Thanks for Our Veterans and for America’s Freedom

 

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Freedom–what a precious gift is ours to know! To those veterans who made it possible for us–and others– to live with protection and security, we owe a thankful attitude. To those veterans who gave their lives in unselfish pursuit of justice and freedom, we owe a debt of gratitude.

WE ALL SHARE IN THE BLESSING AND RESPONSIBILITY OF FREEDOM

We all share in this blessing of freedom, and we all pray it will remain. But we must all bear the responsibility to keep it, whether we serve in the military of our country or other ways through the “army” of our God. For America to stay great, we must stay good. That means a call to prayer, a return to the Lord, a denial of selfish ambitions that create idolatry in the heart.

God has blessed America. How long He will continue to do so, however, may depend upon the faithfulness of you and me and other Christians throughout our nation. Freedom demands personal responsibility. Freedom breeds love. Freedom exercises discretion.

We owe our freedom to a patient and gracious God, and to those veterans who have sacrificed unselfishly and fanned the patriotic fires before us with diligence and determination.

THANKS TO OUR VETERANS WHO SERVE

Thanks to all the veterans who have given so unselfishly through the years–some with their very lives, some who live with the physical and emotional reminders daily. And thanks to all those who are serving now in the name of freedom.

THANKS TO THOSE WHO WAIT

Thanks to those who serve silently–sending their greatest offerings, their own loved ones as they wait anxiously for their return. And thanks to the ones who eagerly wait to join their husbands, their wives, their sons, their daughters, their friends and loved ones who have already gone “home” before them to heaven.

THANKS TO THOSE WHO PRAY, GIVE, AND LOVE

Thanks to those who send up prayers, and to those who send out gifts, both practical and handmade with love to the ones who serve. And thanks to all who work in background ways, giving and supporting however they can.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

Thanks to those who penned their memories so we could remember–and never forget the price of freedom. Lest you forget, others have documented history for Memorial Day remembrances.

May God grant His favor and blessing to all who have a part–and to all the families who have shared in their lives. You are our heroes, and this Memorial Day we offer you our deepest gratitude and our grateful prayers.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FAITHFUL GOD AND HIS FREEDOM

Thanks to our faithful God, for without Him, we would all be imprisoned in the battles of our own choosing.

May those who walk behind us find us faithful also.

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1 NIV

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    2 Responses to “A Memorial Day Thanks for Our Veterans and for America’s Freedom”

    1. ella dailey on May 28th, 2012 1:40 pm

      we all should be thankful for veterans, doing whatever we to help them. and may GOD’S grace be upon them always. bless you VETERANS

    2. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on May 31st, 2012 4:06 pm

      For sure, Ella! Thanks for writing!

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