Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Psalms 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

A Nation of  Brave men who:
Left home and family and comfort behind:
Who faced hardships most of us can only imagine:
The mud and cold and constant gunfire in the trenches of France in WWI, the War to end all wars.

The heat and humidity of the Jungles of the Pacific, rain and wet and Mosquitoes that spread malaria.

The beach landings on D-Day, with bullets and artillery raining  down around them as they left the amphibious assault craft and stormed the beaches, their friends dead and dying all around them.  They were not brave men because they had  no fear, they were brave because they did what they had to do in spite of their fear.

On the ground-on foot, in trucks and tanks they advanced on the enemy while thinking of Home- this great Nation they loved.

In the air, they at first flew and fought against superior numbers while more planes were made by industry at home and more pilots were trained.  And eventually they were able to win the battles because America was behind them, supporting them, making sacrifices themselves so that they would have what they needed to be victorious and return home.

Most of the Pacific fleet was destroyed in that one sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, but America met the challenge by rebuilding the Navy until our fleet was not only equal, but superior to our enemies.

We achieved a great Victory in more ways than one.  Not only did we defeat our enemy but instead of being conquerors, we were more than conquerors, we were benevolent victors.  We helped them rebuild, we helped them start over with opportunity to be greater nations than they were before.
Let us serve with Gladness our Great God who has blessed us so as a nation.

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