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The Veterans Of That Other War

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The Veterans Of That Other War

I am proud to be an American. My body still gets that special chill at the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. I stand when it is played. I also place my hand over my heart. I have no problem with the Pledge of Allegiance and saying “under God”.

I highly honor all who have served our great country. I owe you a great debt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Howard Davis - Navy

Eric Marxer - Marines

My father-in-law, Bishop Howard H. Davis served in the Navy in WWII. My brother-in-law, Eric Marxer served in the Marines. I am proud of them and their service. I continue to enjoy freedoms because of them and others like them. I thank them especially today.

When I see a military person in the mall, airport or restaurant, I always thank them for serving our country. I even thank policemen for serving and protect our community. Their responses are always heartfelt.

If then, I take the time to thank the men and women, who serve my community and my country, why stop there? Why not thank those today who have given their years serving the Lord.

I thank every minister of the Gospel. But, I also wish to thank the faithful saints of God for remaining faithful in your service to the Lord. You have faithfully served Him through trials, sickness, compromise, rejection, rumors, and turmoil at church, on the job and at home. You have served Him when you’ve had to stand all by yourself. You have lived the life.

You have served without being honored or recognized. You have been faithful and fought the good fight of faith. Someday you will hear, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Today, I salute you and thank you for your service to the Lord.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 11, 2011 at 11:24 am

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  1. Well done Captain, I salute you as a true soldier of the Cross.

    Bro Mac

    November 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

  2. Amen, Amen!!!!

    Nila Marxer

    November 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm

  3. I add my salute to your’s.

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    November 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

  4. Thank you and all those that preach the gospel. I honor you. Your service in helping lead this battle is greatly appreciated. Double honor to those who labor in the word and doctrine.


    November 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

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