Honoring our Veterans

honor vets webToday, we observe Veteran’s Day. Many people believe that Veteran’s Day  is the day to honor military personnel who died in battle or from wounds obtained during combat. However, that day would actually be Memorial Day.

Veteran’s Day is honoring ALL American veterans, living and dead. It is a chance to say “THANK YOU” to our living veterans and to show them our appreciation. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran’s Day. There are many Veteran Day ceremonies held across the U.S.

Military Missions would like to say “THANK YOU” to each and every Veteran and tell them how much their service is appreciated! If you happen to see a Veteran today, please take a minute to say those two simple words. You have no idea how much it will mean to them!

Please take a few minutes to browse the photos at www.military-missions.org/hero-wall-photos. All of these Heroes have sacrificed so much to fight for and protect our freedoms. Military Missions is honored to be able to share them with you.

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You Can Change the World

to one person you  may be the worldFamily isn’t always biological or blood related.

The bond and ability to form relationships is the most amazing thing humans are capable of. We can’t choose our parents or biological family, but we can choose those we love, care for, support and form unbreakable bonds with. Those folks we choose and that choose us are the ones that are closer than any blood tie could ever be. Examples of what I’m talking about can seen in foster or adoptive families, and of course the military. Bonds formed in extenuating, difficult, or battle situations are connections that are generally the strongest.

Living Among Lambs

amonglambsYou are not alone in your struggles. Transition is hard and takes time, but you CAN DO IT!!! This is another battlefield and war you’re fighting. The key now is to learn how to fight it: what are your weapons, how do you use them, who/what is your supply & provision. Most importantly in this battle know that defeat is not an option & NEVER EVER give up or quit fighting!

I ran across this picture that a facebook friend and veteran Marine had posted. It was a visual image reminder that made me think of what God showed me about our combat veterans….

Revisit the Past

Revisit Camp LejI recently had the honor and privilege of visiting the United States Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, NC. My husband had been stationed there several years ago. He had many wonderful memories, but the last time he was there and the circumstances leading up to his departure had been heartbreaking and honestly devastating. The last time he was there, he went from preparing for his next deployment to being diagnosed with lymphoma cancer…

Freedom is Never Free

Cross and flag 1It was such a blessing to be a part of the Military Missions fundraiser event on the 4th of July at Saul Good. I was reminded this weekend of the true American spirit…. rally, support, encourage for a common purpose and greater good. Certain moments stand out and have stuck with me and I want to share the two most significant ones. One in particular is one I will never forget…