But It Isn’t Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day

I recently watched a special about World War II. Naturally, the footage was devastating. I was overwhelmed.

I wondered how the soldiers who survived, then managed to overcome the trauma enough to return to civilian life when the war was over.

Then I recalled the day the American President announced the beginning of the war against Iraq.

At that moment, I was overwhelmed, and wondered what would happen next.

After I saw the World War II documentary, it struck me.

When war was announced, I, a civilian, wondered what would happen.

But soldiers don’t have to wonder.

They know because they live it.

To everyone who has served in our armed services:

Thank you.

Every day.

Thank you.

My prayers are with you.

Please share your gratitude, or a specific memory of a veteran you want us to remember.

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Joni Vance is an award-winning author of fiction, essay, and poetry. She loves mystery, history, and how God reveals Himself every day.


May God reveal the mystery of His love in your life story.

4 thoughts on “But It Isn’t Memorial Day or Veteran’s Day

  1. Great post, Joni. They all deserve our appreciation and thanks.

  2. I think many times we cannot know the protection we are receiving all the time from faithful people who are serving in the military, from angels who God sends to watch over us (Zechariah 1:10-11), and from God Himself. I am so grateful for the service of the military and especially the moment by moment protection of God.

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