Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.

--John 15:13

It's incredibly important to remember the men and women who have provided service to our country, in upholding their oath to the Constitution and to protecting liberty for those within the borders of the United States. I certainly extend my heartfelt gratitude to those who have served our country honorably.

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Many mothers in my reading audience may have lost husbands, fathers, brothers, boyfriends or other family members because of their service while many men have lost wives, mothers, sisters and girlfriend as well. My thanks does not only extend to those who sacrificed, but to those left behind. A nation thanks you too.

I believe that many young men and women never thought they would serve in the capacity that they have, as many I realize look for a career in the service or maybe as a way to better themselves with college. Yet, when called upon they seem eager and willing to serve and give the full measure of their service.

These are those what we remember. So while my father was in the Army during the Vietnam War, though he was a helicopter mechanic stationed in Massachusetts and though my father-in-law actually went to Vietnam, but won't tell us what he did, I would like to leave the comments section open for those who may read this page and open it to you. It is your turn to openly honor a veteran or veterans in your life.

Perhaps they gave all they could give and gave their life in the service they provided or maybe they are alive today and continuing in their military service. Would you honor them in this forum and place their name, rank, and which branch of the military they served in so that others may honor them as well?

May God bless our veterans and may God once again bless America and show His mercy to us.

I leave you with the words of President Ronald Reagan, set to music:

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