Good Morning All,
In about 36 Hours we will be remembering all our Veterans. We will think of them with Love, Respect, Thankfulness and Gratefulness. We will remember once again that ” All Gave Some, Some Gave All.” We will remember their sacrifice and pray for them and their Families. If you have ever visited The American Cemetery In Normandy, France, you might have asked yourself, as I did this past July, How can such a beautiful place come from such a horrible time. I know you will have felt the courage and the selflessness of those men and Four Women buried there. Like me, you may have a personal connection there and felt that connection perhaps more profoundly there and other battlegrounds. They are sacred places were we honor our Veterans. We remember them on their day, Veteran’s Day, and we pray.
Please allow me to share a Prayer and Remembrance given to me by a Friend, Father Ed Ogden. Every time I read it I am moved to tearfully remember those from another War and Place. It is called:
THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO
● Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car
and dented it? I thought you’d kill me. But you didn’t.
● Remember the time I dragged you to the beach, and you
Said it would rain, and it did? I thought you’d say, “I told you so.”
But you didn’t.
● Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you
jealous, and you were? I thought you’d leave me. But you Didn’t.
● Do you remember the time I forgot to tell you the Dance was formal
and you showed up in jeans? I thought you’d drop me. But you Didn’t.
● Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do.
● But you put up with me,
And you loved me,
And you protected me.
● There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you
wnen you returned from Vietnam.
BUT YOU DIDN’T.
As a good friend of mine says, ” Our Heroes don’t wear capes, they wear Dog Tags.”
Remember our Veterans. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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