Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day... Lest We Forget...

Today, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), we'll be discussing Remembrance Day.  And honouring those, who have provided us the freedom we enjoy, today.

I must say how proud I am of all who gave of themselves, to stand up, protect us and fight for our freedom.  Both those who survived those times, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice:  their lives.

Some of you know that both my parents served in the Canadian Army, during World War 2 (WW2). 

My dad was stationed in England for a time, and spent some time in Northern Ireland.  Then, he served in France and Belgium, during the era of the Normandy Invasion.

My mom served in the Canadian Women's Army Corp (CWAC), in Washington, DC, USA.

No matter what anyone else thinks, says or does, I will always believe that without their efforts, and the efforts of others who did the same, we would not enjoy the freedom we have, today.  For them, and for this, I praise God.  Thank You, Lord!

In other years, I've posted the poem by Lieutenant Colonel, John McCrae entitled, In Flanders Fields.  Today, I'm posting a link to a page, where you can read the poem and other information:  http://www.flandersfieldsmusic.com/thepoem.html
 

 
 
 
 
It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN , not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN , not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN , not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN , not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN , not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.
  
It is the VETERAN ,
who salutes the Flag,
  
It is the VETERAN ,
who serves under the Flag,
  
ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
 

We can be very proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.
God Bless them all!!!
 
 

 
 

 
Philippians 1:3, "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,"

Yes, I thank God for every person, who has provided us with the freedom we enjoy, today.  Even more so, I thank God for sending His only begotten Son, to die on a wooden cross for the sin of all the world, of all who will believe upon Him.

Are you trusting/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ?  If not, please do so, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.

Please understand, that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved (Romans 10:13).  I'm praying that one day, we'll meet in heaven.


Until next time...

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