Veterans Day

Veterans Day

We come this month of November  honoring our fellow veterans in the United States.

What is a veteran?

A veteran is he who served for his country in  the military, navy, army or air force.

Legal definition 

Section 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged.

Why should we honor them?

Thanks to them and serving our country, we have the freedom and safety we do in the United States of America.

What is a spiritual Veteran?

If you serve God, you are a spiritual veteran. A server of God is a disciple and a disciple is disciplined. Disciples should be wise enough to ask God “What is my next move in order to proceed with my purpose?”  A spiritual veteran not only serves his nation but the entire globe. We live in a spiritual world full of tribulations that must be defeated on a daily basis. Just like a regular veteran fights in a war, we fight in the spiritual war.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

   Dr. John Delgado, Director  and Pastor of Texas Theology University and retired veteran is an example of both spiritual and non spiritual veteran. He served in the Military and served in the church.

As Christians in America.

We put God number one.
He so loved the world
That He sent His only Son.
Christians love America,
And for our nation we pray
That God will give us mercy.
Some pray this every day.
Many veterans live among us.
Part of their lives they gave,
Serving these United States.
Freedom, they wanted to save.
Thank you, honored veterans,
For serving our great nation.
We know it was not easy,
Moving from station to station.
Some of you dear veterans
Fought for our great land.
You risked your life to go,
And for freedom took a stand!
We must not ever forget
Those who gave their lives,
Fighting for our country,
Leaving parents, kids, and wives.
Thank you, dear veterans.
On Veteran’s Day, we honor you.
You served this nation well.
For it, you stood so true.

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5 thoughts on “Veterans Day

  1. Hey Lindy Mouse:

    I was struck by your post about veterans.  I have a number of friends, many of whom suffer from PTSD from their time in the military.  I do agree that the sacrifices they have made — in their bodies and their minds — are horrific and that they deserve to be honored and thanked for their service.  

    I am always saddened that as a nation we have had to ask these ones to face the things that broke them.  

    I am blessed that I have known a number of them who have healed enough to get on with the rest of their lives and who retain their humor and love for their fellow-men and their own basic goodness.  

    All of them are an inspiration, I think.

  2. 2019
    I read your post a few times. Wondering why you posted this now. However, I like the fact that you zeroed in on what’s important and reminded us to stop and be aware of these men and women that gave up their time, their friends, their family and some their lives, so you and I can have the freedom we often take for granted.

    I couldn’t resonate with connecting people as spiritual veterans. Perhaps as so many are new in their spiritual walk, I don’t see them as veterans. Having said that, I do know there are indeed some spiritual veterans. The thing about our spirituality is that is ever evolving.

    Thank you for this post.

  3. This is a really nice writeup, giving honuor to whom honour is due. There isnt enough way to show appreciation to these  Veteran men and women for the sacrifices they make inorder to protect our nation.

    The battles they went through both physically and spiritually, putting themselves in harms way just to make sure we get to live our own normal lives.

    I don’t think there is any selfless work that can compare to that. And I pray the good Lord continue to Bless and keep them safe and strong through the remainder of their years..

  4. Hi Linda, my name is Chris from the WA community. Your article is a beautiful sentiment. I don’t know where else I would go to find such a traditional attitude about the importance of military service to your country and reverence to God. This is the type of message that I think is most needed by our leaders more than most. So many people have forgotten what this country is supposed to be about.

    I noticed that you posted this article on June 22. Is there a particular reason you decided to post a Veterans Day message at this time? I believe that there are some days that we set aside for specific observations, but those days should be recognized every day of the year. Is that your motivation for this article?

    1. Hell Chris.
      Thank you oh so much for your comment and viewpoints.
      Well, I published this post on that date because we are getting closer to the 4th of July; which is Memorial day.
      This implies veterans, freedom, justice and so on.
      I will eventually write based on that as well later on.

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