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For those who Serve, for those who have Served and for those who have paid the ultimate Sacrifice;

With RESPECT, with HONOR and with DIGNITY;

We say “Thank you for your Service”

May GOD Bless and Protect our troops.


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I hope this poster circles the globe.
If it weren’t for the United States military,
there’d be NO United States of America .

The Soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
‘Step forward now, Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?’
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
‘No, Lord, I guess I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
‘Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’
Author Unknown~


It’s the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the freedom of the press.
It’s the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the freedom of speech.
It’s the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military,
Please pass this on and pray for our men and women
Who have served and are currently serving our country
And pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom….


On this Veteran’s Day, stop and say “thank you” to a Soldier.  Also, please communicate with your Congressman and Senator regarding funding, support and oversight for the Veteran’s Administration.


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from Wikipedia

On Veterans Day we remember those who served and sacrificed with a toast –

“To the memory of those who once were and to the knowledge that they will be in the hearts and minds of their families and loved ones forever”

On Veterans Day we say “thank you” to those who serve today with a toast –

“Thank you for your service and we pray for your health and safety.  May you have courage, be safe and be just”

On Veterans Day we have “HOPE” for the future.

“May our leaders lead, provide support for the troops, provide medical recovery services for the wounded and do what is right and just”

May GOD bless and protect those who serve and on this coming Veterans Day, when you see a service person, go over to them and say “thank you”. 

We live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”;  never ever, ever, ever forget that “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE”

with Honor and Respect

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Veterans Day/Week – 2013    What are YOU doing to HELP?
As we begin Veterans Day/Week 2013 on Sunday, we say “Thank You” to the men and woman of our armed services and suggest that it is time for all to “step up” and find ways to support our Veterans. To often we say “thank you for your service” and then do nothing more. Please think about supporting various Veterans groups with donations, food, clothing and moral support. The have “Earned” it and we “Owe” it to them.

In the late summer of 1967, I was on my way back to Basic Training at Fort Dix, N.J. I was in New York City and an older couple came up to me and said “Thank You” for serving and then gave me $ 20 to enjoy a dinner on them. The gentleman said he served in the Korean War and understands and appreciates what men and woman in uniform go through. I said thank you, enjoyed a great dinner and to this day, remember their kind gesture.

On this coming Veterans Day/Week, our family will support the Wounded Warriors program, an American Legion Post and will provide moral support and friendship to Afghanistan Veterans. On 11/11/13, I will also continue to remember that couple and honor them by buying dinner for soldiers in uniform. I will ask them to do the same thing, 5, 10, 20 and 40 years later.

May God Bless our troops and provide our leaders with the courage and strength to do what is Right and what is Just.

Please always remember – FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

What are YOU doing to HELP?

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