We thank our Veterans for their service

Make America great again! Truth is our country has been kept great by the efforts of our Veterans! The women and the men of our military that sacrifice more than we will ever know by putting our Country first when evil reared its ugly head, and proudly preserved our Constitution along with our freedoms! 

We enjoy our God given rights because of their actions! We thank the Good Lord for our Veterans because brave men and women conceived the idea of living in a country that would be free from a tyrants rule. They wanted to bow to the Cross and not to a mortal king. 

A country where they could have freedom to govern themselves, to base their laws on Godly principles, and to have freedom of religion where they could serve a living God each and every day. 

Our first Veterans stood up to a king and gained the victory as America came to be a fledgling nation. Our forefathers put together a plan and developed the blueprint to govern this beginning of democracy. Each time these leaders met, a considerable amount of time was spent in prayer as they sought guidance for their attempts to form a democratic governing system. The result being a Constitution thoroughly ingrained with Godly principles that sought fairness and rights for all people. Since that beginning, men and women have been asked to step up and defend our Nation, our Constitution, and our Flag. And they have done so, unselfishly!  

Today, our history tells our story, stories about men and women and their struggle to survive ... stories that will put a lump in your throat and bring tears to your eyes and make you fiercely proud of all the patriotic veterans that sacrificed so very much that you and I might live a life that allows us to pray and say “Thank you, Lord for our bounty!” And now we live in this great country and enjoy these blessings, and we should often say “Thank You!” to our veterans that make it possible to live in “One Nation, Under God, Home of the Free.

Because of the Brave.”  I did not know my Dad was a hero, but now I know that he was and that we all are surrounded by these brave patriotic Veterans that are our unsung heroes. So, take a moment to reflect and then tell these veterans, Thank You! 

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday and is observed on Nov. 11. At the end of World War I, major conflicts were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Prior to 1954, it was called Armistice Day. President Woodrow Wilson observed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919. 

In 1938, a Congressional Act made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day. According to Wikipedia, in 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. He was later recognized as the “Father of Veterans Day.” President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill into law on May 26, 1954 making Armistice Day a National holiday honoring all American Veterans. Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and since that time, we honor all of our Veterans and annually celebrate Veterans Day at the 11th  hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. 




Good morning Lord! 

Shore looks like a fine day.

Thanks for takin’ the time jest to

listen to all I’ve got to say.


Jesus came to die for all our sins

an’ give each of us freedom

from the Devil’s evil work.

 I shore thank You that He come.

Thanks fer providin’ all I need,

an’ forgivin’ me of my sin.

I know that I often fail You,

but, I feel Yore love within.


An’ I thank You for all the blessin’s

You’ve seen fit to put into my life. 

How You multiply them each day,

thru my helpmate, Stella, my wife.

 An’ Lord, help me to know how

to always treat my fellow man,

‘cuz ways is sometimes different, 

so give me wisdom to understand.


We thank you for allowin’ each of us 

to enjoy the freedoms won at such cost

by those that faced the tyrant’s wrath

with courage when all seemed but lost.

Yes, you gave strength to these women an’ men,

As they stood for freedoms dear to all,

An’ helped them stand strong through thick an’ thin,

To thwart the tyrant an’ shout freedom’s call!


 An’ I need Yore help to stay my path,

an’ keep me from becomin’ a stray.

‘Cuz I know the trail is steep an’ tough,

so I thank Ye for bein’ here each day.

 I humbly hand to you this day

these tasks we’ve talked about.

 I know that you and you alone                                  

Can calm our fears and doubt.


Thanks for takin’ the time jest to

listen to all I’ve got to say.

I know You’re always there.

An’ it shore looks like a fine day.

By Ol’ Jim Cathey


Show our Veterans that you are a grateful American by living up to American Standards!

God Bless you and God Bless America!








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