Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Veterans Day





I vow to thee,my country----
All earthly things above===
Entire and whole and perfect,
The service of my love.

18, 20, 22, does age matter? He comes to volunteer to serve
his country. Unseasoned, not knowing what path-road he will go.
Will he be able to follow commands? Will he be able to fire a
rifle if needed and wound or kill another person, the enemy who
resists allowing people to live in a free world from tyranny?
Will he be able to face the possibility of his own death? He knows
that God is everywhere. He asks for God's help to endure this new life
in America's service. He asks God to give him strength to do what
needs to be done in peaceful times as well as in war. When, all
is done, he no longer is a inexperienced soldier, but now a seasoned
veteran and his youth is gone. God Bless our military veterans.
Rose


V--volunteer, valor
E--enforcer, enlisted
T--troops, training
E--elite, enterprising
R--resourceful, rookie,recuirt
A--armed forces, amazing
N--Navy, National Guard
S--soldier, serviceman, seasoned

D--defend
A--amazing
Y--youth

20 comments:

  1. A great post Rose. God bless our Veterans.

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  2. Oh my goodness....such a wonderful and so fitting a post for the day!!!

    Excellent read Rose. Excellent.

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  3. This is such a moving post--and so true. God bless our veterans.

    I'm sad because my husband is a vet--and he's never had the holiday off. I think it should be mandatory that every vet be given their holiday off with pay.

    Have a great day, Rose! Thanks for your sweet comments at my blog, too, Kathy

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  4. Thank you Veterans and current service men and women! sandie

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  5. Amen! Thanks for this tribute, Rose.
    xoRobyn

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  6. I'm so grateful to all our service men and women and I'm so proud of all our Veterans. I'm especially proud of my family members who served in WWII and in Vietnam and gratefully came home! Nice post Rose!

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  7. Hi There, Thanks be to God for all of those in the Armed Forces (past and present) who fought for our country and our freedom...

    God Bless them ALL.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. There is no way that we can adequately show our gratitude. God be with them and their families.
    This is a lovely tribute.

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  9. Amen Rose! God Bless our military veterans.

    Have a great weekend

    ~Ron

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  10. great post, Rose. Have not made comments because I was trying to learn as much as possible . These new faNGLED COMPUTERS CAN BE over whelming when I get older. I think I can finally relax a littlee. Welcome back from your trip.

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  11. VERY NICE POST ROSE, HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. RIZZI

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  12. Another moving post, encouraging us to think. Thank you.

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  13. They suffered for us. Lets always remember that.
    Lest we forget.
    Speak of them with praise.
    Honour them with Glory.
    May God Bless these valient people.

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  14. Thank you Rose for this great tribute to our well deserved servicemen.

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  15. Great blog, It must be hard for those whose families are away, and it is great that you have a day to celebrated the serviceman

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  16. Beautiful post! We are so blessed by those who are willing to serve in the military in order that we may live free!

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