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Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Language of Tears
Earlier this week we celebrated Veterans Day, thanking all those who have served in the past or are serving currently in our military forces. I think probably everyone knows someone either in their family or among their friends who has at some time served our country, protected our freedoms, freedoms that many take for granted.
I appreciate the men and women who serve us in this way. Not everyone can do it. It takes someone really special. As our country continues to come under attack around the world, we should pray for, and be thankful to, those who step forward and meet that call.
Both my father and father-in-law served in the military. Both were overseas during World War II. My dad also fought in the Korean Conflict. I think it's wonderful that even years later, years after retirement, that the military watches out for its own.
Do you know that saying no one left behind? Even in death our soldiers are not forgotten. There is nothing like a military funeral. This particular one was for my father-in-law.
I am so thankful for those who stand in the gap for my family. Those who take the challenge and the responsibility. Thankful for the families that sacrifice time and time again, so we could live in a land of freedom.
Not all tears are tears of sadness. Some are tears of thankfulness.
This tile was drawn for the string challenge (#26) this week. You can check that outhere.