Thank You, Veterans

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A great big Thank You to all who have served and to those currently serving in our nation's armed forces. 

I have always been impressed with the selflessness of those who serve our nation in this way, dedicating their lives to their work not just from 9am to 5pm, or for a 40, 50, or even 60 hour work week (as many of us do), but 24/7 for months and years on end.  Service in the armed forces exacts a greater demand on the entirety of one's life than do other lines of work.

And for that I give thanks.  Not only for those extraordinary moments when you put your life on the line in battle, but for the day-in-day-out sacrifice of self-determination that you make.  Your sacrifice of daily self determination allows the rest of us to enjoy the self determination and freedoms promised to us in the Constitution.

Thank you.

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Related writings for this Veterans Day:
Proud to be a Patriot (May 27, 2006)
Praising God, Honoring Country (May 22, 2006)
More Thoughts on God & Country (May 25, 2006)
WWII Vets and BMW's (May 30, 2006)

About Chris Duckworth

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.
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One Response to Thank You, Veterans

  1. Pastor Eric says:

    Amen to what you said…but also a big thank you to their families who support their loved ones as they serve. Often times families make as big or a bigger sacrifice.

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