My father is a Vietnam veteran, so I never forget that Nov. 11 is Veterans Day – he always puts the flag up outside our suburban New York house, and we try to attend an observance at West Point or in the Washington DC area. But most years, it passes by without personal civilian notice. This year, however, a group of Girl Scouts stopped by with a lovely plate of homemade desserts, a small flag and a big thank you card for him.
What a wonderful gesture! Thank you to those Girl Scouts, our active troops and veterans, anyone who personally thanks a veteran today.
Check out Beliefnet’s Veteran’s Day page, and here some faith-related Veterans Day news links:
- Marking Veterans Day, Obama Laying Wreath at Tomb of the Unknowns (AP)
- As Injured Vets Return Home, Churches Reach Out (Religion News Service)
- In Remembrance, and Gratitude (Whispers in the Loggia)
- Veterans Day: What My Father Taught Me About War (Huffington Post)
What do you think? Anything else I should add? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.