Saturday, November 10, 2012

H.B. Z! & No Greater Love...

This entry was originally written and posted in Life with Lynnie (LwL) on blog.com, rather than here on blogspot.com, due to the problems I had posting any entry, here. Now that blogger has this site working properly again, I thought I would copy and repost here, to save you from having to back and forth between sites.  Please note that I changed the title, a little!

No Greater Love…

Before I begin today’s Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to wish my grandson, Z a very Happy Birthday!

Hopefully, we’ll soon share birthday cake!

My plan was to include photos of both my parents, today. Unfortunately, the blog.com system is different than blogger was, and I cannot seem to do it.

In the past, you may have seen pics of my mom and dad. In their army uniforms.

Yes, both my parents served in the Canadian Army, during WW2.

My mom served with the Canadian Women’s Army Corp (CWAC) in Washington, DC, USA. What she did there, I’ll never know. My now deceased husband, Gordon told me what he thought she did, claiming he had spoken with her about it, not long before she died. But, my mom never told me many years earlier when I asked about it, claiming she had promised to never divulge information.

I know she was stationed only a couple of blocks from The White House (TWH). In fact, TWH can be seen from the corner of the property.

Being underage, my dad was turned away from enlisting, several times. Eventually, he joined the Canadian Army. Twice.

At least, until it was found out he was underage. Then, he was discharged. As soon as he was able, he enlisted once again.

Dad was stationed in England for a time. While there, he was able to visit his Irish family, because Northern Ireland is
part of the United Kingdom. Apparently, he drove on army business, between southern England and N. Ireland, regularly.

Eventually, dad fought in mainland Europe, during the Normandy Invasion.

He landed at Juno Beach, located at Courseulles-sur-Mer, in Normandy, France. As progress was made, he also fought in Belgium.

In recent Windsor Star newspapers, I was happy to see stories and letters regarding veterans. Clicking on the following links will enable you to read the ones published, today:
* I Never Look Forward To This Day – Nov. 11th dredges up horrors: http://www.windsorstar.com/never+look+forward+this/7529115/story.html#ixzz2BrKnDNH8
* A Tribute To Their Supreme Sacrifice: http://www.windsorstar.com/tribute+their+supreme+sacrifice/7529144/story.html#ixzz2BrMCx58W
* Lest We Forget – Lessons of Sacrifice: http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Lest+forget/7529142/story.html#ixzz2BrMtlP6G

We should never forget.

We should never forget those who risked their lives, for the cause of freedom. Our freedom, and the freedom of others.

We should never forget those who gave their lives, by making the supreme sacrifice.

John 15:13 tells us, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Yes, Jesus gave the supreme sacrifice. For me… and for you, if you are trusting in Him, for your salvation.

Father, we thank You for the sacrifices made by all who have fought for the freedom we enjoy, today. And, we thank You for the supreme sacrifice that our Lord, Jesus Christ made, so that all who believe on Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


Until next time…

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