Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Wouldn't it be great if every one of us did something good for veterans today?
Check out IAVA, America's first and largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans organization. You can find stories, videos, and pictures straight from Iraq and Afghanistan, along with news about the latest issues facing the Troops, and hard-hitting commentary from war veterans. Click on the link below to go to IAVA's website and get the "ground truth" about the war from the people who were there.
I just donated to IAVA in honor of our friend Mark (Mарко Фризия), a U. S. Army vet. He has a Veterans Day post up.
"...It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."If you'd like to support our troops serving today, you can go to Any Soldier.
President Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
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