Monday, May 26, 2008
We pay tribute to our Veterans this Memorial Day...oh that the Lord will give courage and protection to those in our armed forces. And, hallow the memory of those who have paid with their lives for freedom. My Father served in World War II on an aircraft carrier. I still remember some of the stories he would tell us. How when the ship docked, some men would have to be helped off the boat...they were shaking so badly. Sobering stories for a 9 year old to hear, but at my Father's side, I listened and knew it was true. Thank the Lord for helpers and most of all, rest from war. Dad rarely talked of those experiences and I knew even then, when he did...it was a special time to listen.