Posted by: karenparmer | October 28, 2008

All gave some, some gave all.

 

Mr. Parmer and His Fox Hole Buddy

If you get a chance, check out Dan’s blog about the awesome trip my father-in-law went on.  It was sponsored by Honor Flight out of Fayetteville, Ga.  In 2004 a memorial was erected in DC and dedicated  to the brave men and women who fought in WWII.  Nationally we  are losing 1200 WWII veterans daily.  If you have a friend or family member who served in WWII, I encourage you to check out the national site and sign him/her up.  It would be a trip he/she would never forget!

Dan and I had a chance to visit the American Cemetery in Normandy, France several years ago.  (We had seen the movie, Saving Private Ryan, when the allied forces landed on the beaches up and down that hilly, rough coastline in France.)  So, it was so moving to stand on those beaches and remember the sacrifices that so many gave.  At the American Cemetery, there are crosses or star of David, depending on the religious background of the fallen soldier.  No one is talking there.  Its so reverant.  I think what got to me the most was the realization that many families lost their sons on those beaches and didn’t even get to bring them back home to American soil.  The grave markers have the soldier’s name and hometown inscribed on them. 

Didn’t want this post to be sad.  Just wanted it to be a reminder to thank a veteran.  Any veteran.  Just go up to the men and women in the airport and say thanks.  Hug some old misty eyed man sitting in the doctor’s office wearing a cap  that says Korean Vet, WWI Vet, Vietnam vet, whatever!!!  We owe the protectors of our country so much.  It doesn’t matter what political affiliation you have, it doesn’t matter if you support the Iraqi war, or any war.  But know that the reason thousands of people are standing out in the cold and waiting hours to vote is because of sacrifices of so many.  God bless this great country.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:13-15

God is not saying if the unsaved people will call upon Him, He is saying if HIS PEOPLE, CALLED BY HIS NAME…that would be us, the church, the people who call Jesus saviour.  He is talking to me!!!!  Time to pray for our great country.

 

On Omaha Beach

This was in June and it was so cold and so windy that I cannot even imagine what it would have been like on June 6, 1944  when the Allieds took the beaches of Normandie.

 

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