Honoring Our Soldiers

May 20, 2008

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;” – Romans 12:10

It’s always appropriate that we take a moment to remember those who have put their lives on the line to preserve our freedom and to give thanks for those who have given their lives for their country.

We should especially honor those who served in Vietnam. Never has our nation acted so shamefully as it did to the men and women in uniform who served in that conflict. They served in a war they did not start, to preserve freedom for those they did not know; yet time and again our soldiers returned home, only to be spat upon by citizens of this land.

Chances are, you know someone who served in Vietnam and never considered the trauma they faced, not only in war, but caught in the crossfire of a nation divided when they returned home. Always honor those who have given their lives for their nation. But let us especially take time to thank those who put their lives on the line in Vietnam.

If you were one who served, I salute you. If you know someone who did, it’s time to say thanks.