Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a really special day. It is the day that we remember and thank those who served and fought for our freedom. Veterans are the ones who suffered through many hardships for you and me. Some live everyday with vivid memories of war, most watched their fellow service men/women die. Veterans are some of the strongest people I know. They deserve so much recognition.
They faced more horrors than you and I could ever imagine facing. Most veterans are also some of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I had a World War 2 veteran at my old church back in Chicago, who was the sweetest old man you would ever meet. From stories I’ve heard, he’s gone through so much yet he still has the joy of life and God in his life.
When we were in DC last year, we went to Memorial Mall. While we were at the Vietnam War Memorial there were a bunch of Vietnam veterans. We thanked a bunch of them. One of the veteran’s daughter was with him. Not many young people are thanking veterans for their service so when we thanked him she nearly started crying. It both broke and warmed my heart so much.
These men put their lives on the line to keep us free. A little thank you will not only make their day but also yours. The joy on their faces is all you need. It fills my heart with so much happiness to see these men and women, who suffered so much, be happy. The smiles on their faces will make your day. Even the more grumpier veterans will appreciate your thanks. They may not say it aloud or let it show on their face, but I guarantee you deep down inside they were very appreciate of that thanks.
I want to challenge you today to go out of your way to say thank you to as many veterans that you can. Not only will it make your day, but most importantly it will make their day. Also even when it’s not Veteran’s Day say thank you to the veteran that you pass by while shopping or doing something else. A spontaneous thank you from someone always will make their day.
Everyone NEEDS to read this article. It’s amazing and is something that we should do daily for our veterans!!
This medley swells my heart with so much American pride. This is the best medley ever created. Warning: The video will make you cry! Every time I listen to it, I end up crying!!