Today we honor those who gave their lives to defend our country.
I’ve had many family members in the military, and thankfully none perished during their time serving this great country. It takes dedication, courage and a sense of the greater good to don the uniform. My appreciation goes out to each and every member of the military, and their families, who lost their lives. The sacrifice of others should give us a renewed pride in those active duty members, and for those yet to come.
Today I also ask a special blessing for those who have lost a loved one. May God have His hand upon those who might be hurting. May the memories of loved ones be sweet as we commemorate the fallen. Today, I think this scripture is appropriate for those whose hearts are broken. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7. I’m grateful that God takes care of all our needs, especially His presence during times of sorrow.
Let us take a few moments today and reflect on what an awesome country we live in and the incredible people who have taken the step to join the military to protect our freedom. This is more than a three day holiday. It is a time to thank those we’ve never met, but who have had an impact on this country.
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her next Harlequin Heartwarming romance, Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart, available August 2021 . For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter and receive a link to download a free digital book.