Honor our veterans’ sacrifices by praying for peace

Here’s The Guardian’s take, pictures from around the world on Remembrance Day. I’m thinking about the multiple men in my family who served, I’m thinking about my student from last year, I’m thinking about the men whose pictures I see on the alumni wall of remembrance every time I walk through the student center at my new campus. I’m remembering, too, that women have joined their ranks as well, both as active members of the service and among the fallen.

Lucas North (Richard Armitage) on his way to foil a terrorist plot in Spooks 7.1. Source: RichardArmitageNet.com

And as I honor the sacrifices of our veterans, I’m praying for a world in which I don’t see the presence of young people in my Thursday classes in ACUs as unremarkable. If we can’t pray for a better world for ourselves, then at least for our successors.

~ by Servetus on November 11, 2011.

4 Responses to “Honor our veterans’ sacrifices by praying for peace”

  1. Amen. I am remembering a friend of mine who recently succumbed to cancer after a long life (into his 90s) and service to his country in WW II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Col. Tisdale, you were an officer and a gentleman in the truest sense. I think of all the veterans whose stories I was able to share and what it meant to their families.

    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me . . .


  2. Thank you for the link to the Guardian Servetus. I am thankful to see that the two minutes silence is still being observed in various places. As a young girl I remember being downtown with my Dad after the war when the whole city came to a silent stop for the two minutes. It was a very moving experience that I never forgot. Some of the pictures were quite special to me. I have visited the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and one of my uncles came from there. My Dad served with the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and my husband did his 2 years National Service serving with the Royal Signals Regiment in Malaya (as it was then known). It was interesting to see pictures of men from both Regiments in the article. I couldn’t help but notice in another Guardian article that the last young UK soldier to be killed was called Matthew Thornton.


  3. […] year, so if you’re interested in what I think, here are posts from previous years: 2012; and 2011; and […]


  4. […] But first, Veterans’ Day. I’ve written about it every year. Every year I hear about the war to end all wars. Every year I pray for an end to war. […]


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