Weekly Devotional – November 9, 2017

Honoring our Veterans with prayer
Beth Patch – Senior Producer at CBN
Two decades after World War I, which officially ended November 11, 1918, the U.S. passed legislation to have a legal holiday on each November 11th, honoring veterans who served in that war. As time marched on and more wars were fought, Veterans Day became a national holiday honoring American veterans of all wars.
Before personally knowing someone who fought in a war, I didn’t give much thought to Veterans Day, other than the commercial aspect of a few good sales. When I think of my previously flippant recognition of this important day, I am ashamed.
Before Bill went to fight in Iraq, he had a satisfying full-time job as an electrician with the same company for 25 years. His children were mostly out of the nest and he and his wife were looking forward to their retirement years. However, after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Bill joined the Virginia Army National Guard. They knew it could mean he’d be called to serve overseas if there were a need, but it seemed unlikely since the reserves had not been called up for war since World War II. It was shocking for his family when he left for the war in Iraq and was gone for 18 months.
His wife busied herself with work…

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