Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 2 Timothy 2:3-4
It is on this day we in American honor and celebrate all Veterans for their patriotism,courage, willingness to serve, and their sacrifice. This is not to be confused with Memorial Day which pays respect to those who lost their lives in service to their country. The original holiday was declared in 1919 and even at one time celebrated on a different date, but the significance of November 11 at the 11th hour is as taken from The Weekly Standard and states "Part of the confusion is built into the history of the holiday. It was first celebrated as Armistice Day, commemorating the cessation of fighting between the Allies and Germany in World War I—at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918."
Today many may not even do much more than say "Oh it is Veteran's Day" but it is a special day to say thank you to not only those who served bravely in combat zones and during wartime but those back in the safety of the United States which as we saw in Ft Hood in 2010 is also a dangerous place these days even behind the fences of a military installation. Satan would love nothing better than to destroy this bastion of freedom called The United States of America which was given by God Almighty and earned at the lives of many service members.
Military do lead a little bit of a different lifestyle than their civilian counterparts. On active duty they are always subject to deployment. As we saw during Vietnam many were disrespected and hated. Now thankfully we have come to our senses and see the necessity of keeping a strong and powerful military to help defend the greatest nation on Earth.
Today if you know a vet say thanks. And here is a shout out to those who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
PRAYER: Father I am very grateful for the gift of freedom. We are not ignorant of the fact some enemies within even are trying to mess with our power and disable our ability to protect this great nation. Thanks for giving this country so many blessings. Thanks for those men and women who lead this military superpower. May you guard, guide, and give them wisdom in their tasks for freedom to continue. In Jesus' name. Amen.