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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

Stop for a just a moment - what would your life be like right now without our military? Would we even be here in the United States of America?

In 2007 while on a trip to New York, my friends took me to the oldest cemetery in the U.S. I walked around, took pictures and really enjoyed the beauty and solitude of this very old cemetery.

I noticed several little flags waving in the breeze and wondered to myself, "Hmm, why are those there?". After a few moments, I realized that it was Veterans Day. Wait...this cemetery is old...why are there flags all over the place here? I decided to get a closer look and read one of the tombstones that had a flag stuck in the ground in front of it.

There, on the tombstone, was a round brass plaque that said "Revolutionary War Veteran". It took a moment for it to sink in. Revolutionary War Veteran.  OH MY GOD...this man had fought to start my country!!! My eyes flooded with tears as I sank to my knees and humbly asked the spirit of this man to forgive me for my ignorance. And I thanked him. Over and over, I thanked him. It was an experience I will never forget. And as long as I live, I will never take our military for granted.

Please watch this video and join me in humbly saying, "Thank you".


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3Dogs said...

Thanks for sharing this great video!

Major Pepperidge said...

Wow, Revolutionary War! Amazing. My dad was in the navy for 20 years, and went to Vietnam, I certainly thank him for his service.