I am hopelessly patriotic. I think being reared by a Marine veteran left an indelible mark. Every Fourth of July I am struck by the amazing decisions that were made to begin our country. Anyway, today I would like to take a moment to thank all those who helped form this country, and paid the price of becoming traitors to their former land to do so.
I salute all the men and women in the armed forces who served in the past. Thanks, Daddy, for serving valiantly in WWII in the Pacific theater, thanks to my husband for serving in the Vietnam conflict, thanks to my son's father-in-law for serving in Vietnam and up through the first Gulf War.
And most especially, thank you to all of those who serve today--voluntarily. May God bless you richly and keep you safe. I bless your families with the peace of God. May the Lord give His comfort to those who are wounded. May God be especially near to those whose loved ones have given the ultimate sacrifice.
All I can say is thank you.