Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I want to say a special thank you to our armed forces today. My dad is retired navy so I know that it can be hard on everyone. I remember when I was little I was so proud of my dad. I didn't really understand why he was in the navy or what he was doing, I just knew that he had to give up a lot for a greater cause.

My brother is in NJROTC at our high school. He was all dressed up in his uniform for the awards ceremony and we went to apple bee's afterward. while we were sitting there, waiting to order, a man came up to us and asked my brother if he could shake his hand then he thanked my brother and bought him ice cream. Now, my brother isn't in the military, He plans to after college, but the point is that the man at apple bees wanted to show appreciation for the men and women that serve our country. That man inspired us to make a pledge that when we see a veteran or someone who is active service, we are going to by them ice cream or some kind of dessert. I hope this will inspire you too.

Lord, Hold these loved ones in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Give them courage, hope and strength. May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love and compassionate healing. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.  

Remember those who gave their all

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