- It is a day to remember that there are many, this very day, who are wearing one of these uniforms and are in harm’s way…this very day!
May we stand proud for the United States of America whether we believe in all that is going on in the country today or not. This is our country. We must stand proud of the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, our National Anthem. As we stand with our hand over our heart, be proud because these men and women in uniform are standing in obedience to the orders they receive from their commanders. They are doing this for us, in our name, for we are citizens of the USA.
You and I are to stand in obedience to God Who is our Commander in Chief, our Stronghold, our Refuge, our Protector. His Son shed His Blood for us…His red blood…in obedience to His Father Who is our Father.
Father God, may we look to You for all of Your commands, Your will, for our lives each day. May we honor those who stand for this country, who die for this country. Please care for them as they fight or assist in war-torn countries, or work in places that have been ravaged by natural disasters and have been sent to help. We lift up the many families who have lost loved ones in these many battles this country has been involved in. We lift up those families who have someone in uniform right now and are fighting, protecting, assisting, or are preparing to go into a place that could be dangerous in one way or another. Please guard them with your legions of angels. We pray in the Powerful Name of Jesus. Amen.
But this command I gave them: ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’ Jeremiah 7:23
For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11
“This is a mission unique to members of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), which has the distinction of being the oldest active unit in the United States Army dating back to 1784. The Old Guard is the Army’s ceremonial unit serving as honor guard to the President of the United States, and performing burial services for fallen service members, veterans and their family members at Arlington Cemetery.” Arlington Cemetery
Both of my parents are now buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
There is a flag on their grave this very day and I remember.
I am honored to remember.
I am married to a Vietnam Veteran and am honored to have my hand in his.
I do not forget.
Photo of Young boy saluting flag: http://365atlanta.com/2010/11/11/286-a-simple-thing-to-do-thank-a-veteran-every-day-not-just-on-veterans-day/