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10 Instant Ways to Observe Veterans' Day

Sat, Nov. 07, 2015 Posted: 04:39 PM


Yesterday, I (Stacie) rode in a taxi. But it wasn't just any taxi. It was a God-given opportunity.

The lady enjoyed being a taxi driver. But her life's road included lots of rough terrain: Her father served in the Air Force. They moved and moved and moved. It was hard.

In response, I thanked her for not only her father's service, but also for her family's sacrifice. She responded warmly and appreciated it. I shared about Jesus, and she couldn't have been more grateful. (I felt grateful, too!) I thanked God for arranging our paths to cross.

The point of the preceding story is this: In addition to the serviceman and servicewoman, everyone in a military family needs to be thanked and loved. This Veterans' Day, let's remember veterans and their families. Share the Gospel in word and deed. Reach out.

Veterans selflessly served their country. They did their duty. They did their job. Many don't expect to be thanked but they certainly deserve to be.

We must do our part and give them honor, respect, and thanks on Veterans' Day and all year through. We implore you to do something to stand beside our veterans and current servicemen and women. Click on the link for ideas to thank and honor veterans....Click on the link and watch the video about Col. Bud Day's hellish experience as a POW. We urge you to watch this clip from "Medal of Honor" and show it to your kids, grandkids, and everyone around you. Do your part and teach the people in your life that freedom is not free. Everyone needs to know what our veterans have done for us and for freedom and humanity. It is truly beyond words.

We were humbled to call Col. Bud Day a friend. He was a great man who loved his country but he also loved Jesus Christ. His life is a powerful example to us all.

Again, we all need to just do something to show our thanks. Make it a goal to reach out to at least one veteran and his/her family this Veterans' Day. Remember, freedom is not free. And, yes, we live in the land of the free because of the brave. Don't take it for granted.

United we stand,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting
Sisters and founders of Unite the USA

Carrie Stoelting