I’ve heard it said that a veteran is someone who at one point signed a blank check payable to the United States for an amount up to and including their life. Probably no one joins the military expecting to die or even to be injured, but that is the risk they take. Whatever their reasons for signing up, they did serve to protect our people and property and to preserve our freedoms. Today on Veterans Day, we thank them for what they have done for us.
Heavenly Father, we ask you to bless every veteran in this country. Let them feel the appreciation their fellow citizens have for their service. Heal those who have been injured—physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. Restore those who are homeless or hopeless. Take away their fears and any guilt they may feel for things they were required to do in wartime and battle. Bless their families for the sacrifices they made so their loved one could serve. Please continue to raise up patriotic, brave, and committed individuals to serve in the future and let them return safely as veterans. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Learn a little more about the history of Veterans Day in the following video.