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Dear Veteran. Dear God.

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A Letter of Thanks

Dear Veteran,

Soon we’ll be celebrating something important in history. It’s significant. It’s you. Void of your presence, we the people, would be despairingly weak and open to continued attacks by our enemies.

You see, we need you. We believe in you. We are proud to deem you worthy of our respect.

To warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who remain. Those who are wounded in body and spirit. You epitomize bravery in our eyes.

Soldiers valiant in honor and duty. Serving in war and peace. Our fellow countrymen—our Veterans.

Hand on chest or in salutation, we raise our voice to echo your voice:

America, the land of the free and home of the brave.  

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But freedom comes with a price. Bloodshed of brave men and women. The ones who courageously fought to purchase our freedom—slain for liberty and justice.

To Veterans everywhere and of all time—we humbly thank you.

Forever grateful,

Citizens of a great nation

A Letter of Thanks 

Dear God,

Soon we’ll be celebrating something important in history. It’s significant. It’s You. Void of your presence, we the people, would be despairingly weak and open to continued attacks by our enemy.

You see, we need You. We believe in You. We are proud to deem You worthy of our respect.

To God and His warriors who paid the ultimate sacrifice and those who remain. Those who are wounded in body and spirit. You epitomize bravery in our eyes.

Soldiers valiant in honor and duty. Serving in war and peace. Our fellow sojourners—brothers and sisters in Christ.

crown-741478_1920_Fotor_CollageHand on chest or in salutation, we raise our voice to echo your voice:

Heaven, the land of the spiritually free and home of brave men’s creator. 

But freedom comes with a price. Bloodshed of brave men and women. Martyrs and soldiers of the cross—slain for liberty and justice because of the word of God (Revelation 6:9).

And the ultimate one who purchased our freedom. The One. Bloodshed of Jesus who courageously fought for spiritual freedom and eternity—slain for liberty and justice because He was the Word of God. He won!

To soldiers of the cross everywhere and of all time—we humbly thank you.

To Jesus Christ who conquered death and is crowned King of all—we humbly thank you. Our God.

Forever grateful,

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Days to Commemorate

On the 11th of November, our nation will commemorate Veteran’s Day. Thank and honor them.

On the 25th of December, our nation will commemorate Christmas Day. Fall to your knees to thank and honor Him. Christ the Lord.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS’” (Revelation 19:11-16, NASB).

Note: Many have petitioned to capitalize veteran(s) which I find to be honorable and is therefore printed as such in this article.

My dad served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss.

My dad served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss.

© 2015 by Karen Friday, All rights reserved

November 5, 2015 at 9:24 am | Uncategorized


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