It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Prayer and Meditation

 

May we take a few moments to reflect, remembering those who served our country well ...


"You gave for peace with courage
That families may be free
So children could grow strong
And safe they'd ever be.

In giving for the sake of peace
You may have suffered loss
Your body may still show its wounds
From taking up the cause.
May remembrance of your time away
Your sacrifice for peace
Spur us on to strive more strongly
For freedom, that there'll be release.
From causes that sent some away
To fight that we may freely live
With gratefulness we thank you, veterans
For all you gave and give!"


Prayer by Susan Helene Kramer

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I am remembering our veterans today with heartfelt thanks to all of those men and women who unselfishly fought for our country in the past and the ones who are involved in the turmoil of our world today.  May God Bless them all.  A special thanks to my brothers who spent several tours of duty in ‘Nam, to my Jim for his time spent in Korea and to all of my friends and relatives who served us in the military.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Red heart  Beth

17 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem... Well penned down!!
    Have a nice day:)

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  2. Well said Beth, Here in England, we were asked to stop whatever we were doing at 11 a.m. and observe the 2 minute silence. Amanda and myself were in a Tesco Cafe, everybody staff included seemed to show total lack of respect and just carried on with what they were doing. I felt a sense of disbelief and disgust.

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  3. So, so touching, Beth. Yes, I agree that it's important to remember and acknowledge these wonderful and selfless people that keep our country and our freedoms safe. I can't even imagine where we'd all be without them. God bless our service men and women on this day and every day.

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  4. Politicians come and go wrangling on the national new may do its thing but the sacrifice of our soldiers endures forever. Bless you my friend.

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  5. A well-written poem and it's very important to remember those who kept us free and still are keeping us free.

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  6. Amen! I thank God for our veterans!

    God bless you and have a Happy Veterans Day.

    ~Ron

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  7. It's something we should do everyday. Our Vets have given so much for our freedom.

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  8. I loved the poem and it went straight to my heart.

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  9. God Bless each and everyone of them,

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  10. Beth , I loved this also Beth. Thank you for posting it. I havent seen it before.
    Your a blessing.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs

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  11. Nothing to add to this except...Amen.

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