Today is Veterans Day.  My dad was a veteran of the U.S. Army and now my son, Joshua, is a veteran of the U.S. Marines.  Eight years ago he was still at Bethesda Naval Hospital near Washington D.C. recovering from his wounds suffered in Fallujah, Iraq.

Here’s a poem I found commemorating veterans…

Thank A Veteran For Your Freedom

By J. L. Sager

It was a veteran, not a reporter, 

Who guaranteed freedom of the press. 

It was a veteran, not a poet, 

Who guaranteed freedom of speech. 

It was a veteran, not a campus organizer, 

Who guaranteed freedom to demonstrate. 

It was a veteran, not a minister, 

Who guaranteed freedom to worship. 

It was a veteran, not a salesman, 

Who guaranteed freedom to own property. 

It was a veteran, not a travel agent, 

Who guaranteed freedom to travel. 

It was a veteran, not a politician, 

Who guaranteed freedom to vote. 

It is a veteran who salutes the Flag, 

Risks it all for the Flag, 

And who is buried beneath the Flag.

I hope you will take the time today to thank a vet for his service for our country.  If you don’t know where to find one, go to Applebee’s today. They’re giving a free meal to all veterans.

We have freedoms because he and/or she ‘fought for you.’  And I hope you will thank Jesus Christ for His sacrifice for the world.  We have freedom from sin because He ‘died for you.’