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Veteran’s Day 2017

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Today is the 242nd birthday of the Marines. It is also the day we are celebrating Veteran’s Day – which is actually tomorrow.

If ever there were a Scripture that spoke to the American soldier – I believe today’s passage is the one. Whether they were drafted or volunteered – men and women of our armed forces have put their lives on the line for God and Country. Whether they served at home or abroad – during peacetime or a time of war – they were our defense – our shield. They trained to be able to serve and protect.

I’m in my home office today – because today is a day we close the office at church to honor Veteran’s Day. Today I will be remembering the many veterans in my life. Here is a list of some veterans I know – they are from our church and a small group of my friends and family.

Here are some of the veteran’s I’m thankful for today. Ray Abbott, Dale Boeckman, Artie Black, Sam Bolin, William Carr, William Cooper, Ellen Cooper, Wayne Cotton, Chuck Crawford, Robert Creek, John Deans, Michael Donovan, Ron Feeser, Jesse Hess, Patti Hess, Russ Holloway, Jody Jessup, Al Johnson, Weldon Lincoln, Al MacDonald, Ramon McDonald, Wilbur McDonald, Ann Meixner, David Meixner, Brandon Miller, Roland Miller, Tom Miller, Jerry Nelson, Robert Puryear Jr., Steve Noyes, Kyle Phillips, Richard Reynnells, Jerry Sears, Shaun Smithson, Stephan Stankewich, George Stansbury, Brad Swank, Laudis Turney, Jim Welsh, Russ Wilson, and others.

If you’d like to honor others – please list their names in the comment section of this post. We owe them more than we could ever repay. Remember – freedom is not free – it takes the sacrifice of many!

Just something for us to think about today as we go on our way.

November 10, 2017 - Posted by | Build, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , ,

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