Jay Sekulow

Faith & Justice


Jay Sekulow – A Tribute to Our Vets & Troops

posted by Jay Sekulow
Veterans Day – it is a day to honor those men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces – the veterans – those still serving – a day to honor their sacrifice and service in protecting our freedoms, our way of life.
 
As you may know, this special day dates back to the end of World War I fighting in 1918 – then called Armistice Day. In 1938, the day was enshrined by the U.S. Congress as a day dedicated to world peace in honor of World War I veterans. Of course, over the years, Veterans Day took on even greater significance.
 
And this year, November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) brings us back to that very first observance – the cease-fire between the Allied nations and Germany – went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. This year marks the first 11-11-11 to be celebrated as Veterans Day. It will be 100 years before such a date arrives again.
 
And on this day, many of the traditional remembrances and observances are taking place, including at Arlington National Cemetery where a wreath was placed at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
 
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has produced this short video honoring our veterans and our troops.
 
YouTube Preview Image
 
And on this day – we pay tribute to those men and women – remembering those who are serving now – and those who have served America more than half a century ago.
 
Heroes like 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Evan Reichenthal – a Marine who was on patrol in Afghanistan earlier this year when an improvised bomb exploded under his feet. It took 26 surgeries and months of hospitalization and rehabilitation, but he’s on the mend. He’s walking now and hopes to be snowboarding soon. “It puts life into perspective when you almost die,” he said. Just yesterday, he was honored for his service by Boston’s Semper Fidelis Society on the Marine Corps’ 236th birthday. In a quiet moment, he pointed with pride at the Combat Action Ribbon and the Purple Heart on his chest. “These I earned with blood.”
 
Now, let’s turn the clock back – 70 years. The men and women who served in World War II. A very special day for them as well. Take a look at the faces of these heroes – in this compelling photo presentation posted at CNN.
 
World War II vets like Bernie Kessel. “I still get emotional, upset,” he said. “I dream about it at night. I’m glad I was a marine.”
 
On this Veterans Day 2011 – on behalf of the entire ACLJ team – to the men and women of the U.S. military – I want to say “thank you” for your service. For your dedication. For your sacrifice. Thank you and God Bless our veterans and our troops.
 
Jay Sekulow

 



Previous Posts

Jay Sekulow: Will the State Department finally speak out for Pastor Saeed Abedini?
Last Friday’s standing-room only hearing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was among the most dramatic I’ve witnessed.  There was outrage – outrage not just from me as I declared the State Department “AWOL” in our quest to free an American Pastor, Saeed Abedini -- a U.S. citiz

posted 11:50:49am Mar. 19, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: Help Us Tell the Story of American Pastor Saeed, Imprisoned in Iran
One of the most important things we can do is keep the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini in the spotlight. This U.S. citizen is facing eight years in a deadly Iranian prison, convicted for his Christian faith. We know that the situation he faces gets worse day by day. He remains cut-off from speaking

posted 3:30:16pm Feb. 06, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: American Pastor Saeed Barred From His Trial in Iran
It's unlike any judicial system in the world. On Monday, American Pastor Saeed Abedini went to court in Iran with his attorney to address charges of attempting to undermine the Iranian government. The real problem: he converted from Islam to Christianity 13 years ago and started working with house-c

posted 11:13:19am Jan. 24, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: American Pastor to Face Trial in Iranian Prison
An American Pastor is being held in Iran’s most notorious prison – Pastor Saeed, a U.S. citizen, has been told that he “will hang” because of his Christian faith. And, now the Iranian government has put this case on the fast track – and scheduled a trial that’s just days away. After s

posted 3:11:54pm Jan. 15, 2013 | read full post »

Jay Sekulow: HHS Fines for Challenging Mandate? Not So Fast
We are on the front lines when it comes to challenging the HHS mandate which requires employers to provide health insurance for employees that include paying for abortion-producing drugs - or face still penalties including significant fines. To date, we have secured injunctions – putting the ma

posted 11:47:06am Jan. 09, 2013 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.