The Few. The Proud!
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give
to you ; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be
troubled, nor let it be fearful.
John 14 : 27
I am the aunt of a proud and patriotic American. I have a “Blue Star Mother”
flag hanging in my front window. The fact that you don’t know his name nor do
you know his face does not matter. In fact, his visage could be confused with
thousands of young men and women who resemble him. He is a United States Marine.
He is the reason we all sleep peacefully, secure in the knowledge that we are
guarded and protected and safe. Every single day young men and women just like
him take an airplane ride that lands in Dover AFB in Delaware. We don’t know
what they liked to snack on, what books they read, if they had a large family,
or they were black or white. It doesn’t really matter anyway because they knew
us. They knew that it was because of the food we liked and the books we read and
the religion we believed in that they were far from home, making a sacrifice for
you and me. Some moved from Dover into veterans facilities all over the US.
Others moved only when others assisted them, carrying them for a final journey
home. Each and every one of us needs to offer a prayer for the continued safety
of my nephew and every other American service member. It is the least that we
can and should do to honor them!
No one is more cherished in this world
than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
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