A ‘thank-you’ to military veterans

Published 8:18 am Monday, November 12, 2018

To the Editor:
November 11 is Veterans Day. Many people get it confused with Memorial Day in the month of May which honors American war dead. More than a million men and women died to protect our nation and the democratic freedoms we enjoy today. One of the freedoms we just exercised was voting on November 6. “Brave veterans sacrificed their vote so, you could have yours!”
Veterans Day honors those who served in the military and are living. It’s a high calling to have served in the American military especially in this time of all-volunteer military. They deserve our respect and admiration which they receive in East Tennessee. They deserve to be thanked when you meet one. Many restaurants in East Tennessee thank veterans by giving them free food on Veterans Day or the day after. Those serving in the military come away with disciple and leadership qualities that only come from military service making them highly desirable for all employers. Most of the best policemen, firemen, teachers and government leaders have served in the military.
One new military movie out that I recommend is “Indivisible.” It’s a true story of an Army chaplain and his wife who face hardships because of his service to his country. The Army chaplain encourages those in the Army to trust Jesus and put on the whole armor of God as mentioned in the Bible in Ephesians 6. See www.indivisiblemovie.com. I don’t recommend many movies because every movie ticket is a vote saying, Hollywood make more movies like this. The Bible has helped military members since the time of George Washington. According to www.christianheadlines.com the daughter of a British World War I veteran says a bullet-scarred pocket Bible saved her father’s life.
It makes me sick to read that a Saturday Night Live comedian ridiculed and made fun of a wounded veteran. The Bible says in these last days evil and dangerous times would come (2 Timothy 3). So the military and police are needed more than ever. The military and police are serving God by restraining evil and providing justice, law and order. (Romans 13:4) The least we can do is thank, respect and pray for them. Thank you military veterans. And, yes, I’m proud to be one.
I like the bumper sticker that said, “Get behind our military or get in front of it.” I really like the bumper sticker, “Only two defining forces ever died for you. The military veteran for your life and Jesus for your soul!”

D.D. Nave, Major, USAFR(I)

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