Friday, May 28, 2010

Things to Remember on Memorial Day


It is the VETERAN,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.


It is the VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the VETERAN,
not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.



It is the VETERAN,
who salutes the Flag,



It is the VETERAN,
who serves under the Flag,



ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,
 AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

We can be very proud of our young men and women in the military service no matter where they serve.

Father God let us always remember these young men and women who serve our county so that we can be FREE. Heavenly Father, be with those families this Memorial Day weekend who's loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Lord, it is my prayer that You give all of these folks the peace and comfort that only You can bring. I pray this all in Jesus' name. Amen

35 comments:

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Very, very nicely done! Couldn't agree more! Thanks so much for posting this!

Have a great, memorable weekend!!

RCUBEs said...

What a beautiful tribute to these heroes who truly deserve it! May God bless them all and protect them...Happy Memorial Weekend to you. Blessings.

Karen Lange said...

This is so true. Thank you for sharing it. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

faithngracegirl said...

So true. Thanks for sharing!

Moe

Steve said...

Amen. Well done

Barbara said...

Oh yes and amen, I give my honor and praise to all our Veterans, that put their life on the line to keep us free, we need to honor them always. God bless them all
Lots of hugs, Barbara

Gorges Smythe said...

God bless them every one! (And you as well.)

quietspirit said...

I come from a family line of men who were veterans. My husband is a veteran. We sometimes forget what they have done for us. Thank you for reminding us.

Scott said...

Thank you brother, sometimes I forget just how much they gave and how much I owe. The price they paid is way too much for us to take it all for granted.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Love this - my dad was retired Air Force and I always felt like people never really got what he did for our country.

Thanks for remembering them this way!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thank you -- from a vet and on behalf of people I served with who went places I did not have to go and did not make it back.

INSIDE THE SHRINK said...

Greater love has no man, than that he would lay down his life for his friends. I am humbled by the valour and courage of these men and women who risked it all so that I could live free. Great post.

Kennisha Hill said...

This is a beautiful blog-post! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Your blog is awesome as well. Thank you for warm comments on my blog! I look forward to reading more from yours!

Blessings in Christ,
Kennisha

cfoxes33 said...

Thanks for kyour kind comments on my posts. I have enjoyed reading yours too!

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. Romans 10:15b

Gregg said...

Having served in the USMC in the Viet Nam era, I can say that it was our sovereign God who gave us this freedom in this country by means of his various instruments, including the armerd forces.

I am a proud vet fully cognizant of the undeserved grace of our sovereign God whom we so callously reject.

Mr Monkey said...

nice respect to the veterans, I am already a follower I'm the "monkey pic" from the Laughing Monkey Stick -
Mr Monkey

ELIZANDRA ARANDA said...

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Niecy said...

What a great post!
Our Veterans truly deserve to be treated like the Heroes that they are. The picture of the man in the wheelchair standing always tugs at my heart. The sheer fact that he is the only one standing out of respect is very touching and makes a statement without words.
Have a Blessed Holiday My Friend.
God Bless,
Niecy.

Cherie said...

Amen!

Thanks for finding me, adding me to your list and inviting me to your blog. A blessing indeed. Much peace to you, Cherie

Wind said...

Wonderful wordsin your posts! Thank you for visiting my blog and best wishes from Romania!

Dee said...

Hello Lloyd, It was a nice and pleasant surprise to find you as a new follower. It put a smile to my Sunday morning. It is always good to be connected to another christian blogger, especially a blogger that has a blog full of information such as yours. I will be back to explore and read your blog. Sunday Blessings. Dee

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Lloyd,
Thanks for stopping by Seeking Grace. Looks like you have some great information here. May God continue to bless you my new friend.
Still Seeking HIM,
Bren

Daughter of the KING said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing...

God bless you and yours,
Linda J

Susan B said...

Hi Lloyd,
A lovely tribute to our veterans and military heros. My Dad is a veteran of WWII. Thank you for the reminder to pray for, and remember those who are responsible for the freedom we enjoy.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and becoming a follower. I've enjoyed reading through your blog. I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed Sunday, and Memorial Day.

Belkis said...

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
God Bless you

Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

The same tribute was printed in our church bulletin today ... It is lovely.

I've added you to my "sites of interest" category in the sidebar of my blog.

Looking forward to reading future posts.

Mrs.B

jel said...

may your weekend be a nice and safe one!

Michele Williams said...

Beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

wonderful post and so true. Glad I stopped by here tonight to catch up
Hope you are doing well
Take care
Maggie

Grandma L said...

"It is the Veteran" is the solid truth. How many have died for this country. God Bless them !!!

Karen said...

Wonderful tribute....

Annette said...

Thank you for the Memorial Day post, I love that poem.

Colleen said...

Amen! Great post.

Jingle said...

Happy Belated Memorial Day!
Cool poem!

Gladys Hobson said...

I know little about the USA and even less about its army and veterans. I do have a concern for the psychological survival of all who serve in stressful situations.
Although little is spoken of it, it seems that many veterans end up with broken marriages, prison or even suicide. They need our prayers AND our concern. These men don't just go off the rails. They must have already been wobbling but with no visible signs of the inner turmoil. Servicemen are expected to be tough in all matters! But, as God knows, they are only human.