From Karen Farris in The Christian Post:
Hopefully this week will bring a pause in the political skirmishes if only to honor those who have dedicated time in service to our nation — our veterans. At one time the original November 11th day of honor was moved to the fourth Monday in October, so federal employees could celebrate all national holidays on Mondays. But President Gerald Ford helped change that and by 1978, it was returned to November 11 — for a specific reason. It recognized the significance of the temporary cessation of hostilities of World War I — on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do the same? Can we cease our political hostilities — even temporarily, while we honor those who have fought our battles? Perhaps we could even go further and not just thank our veterans but ask them about their stories. Most of them appreciate telling about their time in the service or their life since then — like a lonely man did on my bus.
Read on (https://www.christianpost.com/voices/honoring-our-veterans-lets-ceasefire-for-one-day.html) for the story.
This is a moment to honor courage, sacrifice, selflessness and service. To all the veterans out there, thank you.
Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them. We pray that you will watch over these special people and bless them with peace and happiness.
By Joanna Fuchs
And there’s this:
“On this day of remembrance, let us pray in the name of those who have fought in this country’s wars… that there will be no veterans of any further war — not because all shall have perished but because all shall have learned to live together in peace.” — John F. Kennedy