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Happy Veteran’s Day

Posted by truthtalklive on November 12, 2007

Today a chance to salute the veteran in your life on national radio! Call with your “shout out” tollfree 866-34- TRUTH or just add your comments on our blog. Today’s special guest is Tim Lee www.timlee.org a veteran with an amazing testimony.

What is a Veteran?        
-Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye.
-Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg – or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of adversity.
-Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.
-You can’t tell a vet just by looking.
-He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn’t run out of fuel.
-He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel.
-She, or he, is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang.
-He is the POW who went away one person and came back another – or didn’t come back AT ALL.
-He is the Quantico drill instructor who has never seen combat – but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other’s backs.
-He is the parade – riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand.
-He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by.
-He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battle or in the ocean’s sunless deep.
-He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket – palsied now and aggravatingly slow – who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.
-He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being – a person who offered some of his life’s most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.
-He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known.
-So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say Thank You. That’s all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.
-Two little words that mean a lot, “THANK YOU”.
-It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
-It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
-It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
-It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.”
 
Father Denis Edward O’Brien/USMC

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13 Responses to “Happy Veteran’s Day”

  1. John said

    To the living and the dead, Happy Veteran’s Day everyone!

  2. Anonymous said

    Here’s to all the veterans on this blog! May you all outlive the need for our country to go to war.

  3. Dan said

    Warfare in this country and elsewhere will continue on as long as Christian faiths continue to praise soldiers, pray for wars, bless the troops, and take sides in wars instead of teaching what God’s word the holy bible teaches:

    Matt. 26:52 – Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

    Isa. 2:2-4 – And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

    2 Cor. 10:3, 4 – For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;

    Luke 6:27, 28 – But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

    The early christians knew this from Christ’s teachings:

    “They refused to take any active part in the civil administration or the military defence of the empire. . . . it was impossible that the Christians, without renouncing a more sacred duty, could assume the character of soldiers, of magistrates, or of princes.”—History of Christianity (New York, 1891), Edward Gibbon, pp. 162, 163.

  4. John said

    Riiiiiiggghht.

    War is like love, it always finds a way.Sigh….

  5. Tim Lee said

    You should thank God that not everyone believes like you do. Otherwise you might be speaking Japanese and worshipping Buddha or German and worshipping Hitler.

    Luke 21:9 (American Standard Version)
    And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.

    Revelation 19:11-21 (King James Version)

    11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

    12His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

    13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

    14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

    15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

    16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    17And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

    18That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

    19And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

    20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    21And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

  6. Dan said

    If everyone believed like I do….there would be no war!

  7. John said

    I thought he was replying to me[Heh!Heh!].
    Hey Tim Lee, what about being a Native American who’s anscesters were anilated by foreign armies, forced to speak english, and act like “good Christian” citizens?Just wondering.
    The Buddha[He has a name,you know.]wasn’t such a bad guy…………[smile].

    Buddhist Joke: What did the Buddhist say to the Hot-Dog Vender?
    “Make me One with Everything.”[Hehehehe!]

  8. stu said

    Guys, I’m going to have to side with Tim Lee on this one.
    He’s actually fought for the precious freedoms we enjoy. I’ve heard him preach, sat across the table from him in the studio, and I can tell you he’s the real thing.
    Spend some time with men like Tim Lee, Bob Hammonds, Harry Epperson(my uncle Arnold) and it will certainly change your perspective, it has mine. I’ll call these guys are my true heroes , way more than some of these thugs on the big screen, or the playing field.
    Happy Veterans day should be every day!

  9. stu said

    American Minute with Bill Federer

    November 13

    The Vietnam War Memorial was dedicated NOVEMBER 13, 1982, honoring
    58,000 American troops who died. U.S. forces inflicted over a million
    enemy fatalities, yet politicians did not allow a victory.

    A former Communist North Vietnamese colonel, Bui Tin, called the
    American “peace movement” essential:

    “Every day our leadership would listen to the world news over the
    radio to follow the growth of the American anti-war movement. Visits
    to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda and former Attorney General Ramsey
    Clark gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of
    battlefield reverses.”

    On October 12, 1967, during Operation Medina, Marine Sergeant George
    Hutchings of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, had
    a dozen men killed around him when ambushed by the North Vietnamese in
    the Hai Lang jungle.

    Months later, after numerous battles, George was shot three times,
    bayoneted and left for dead. He survived and was later awarded the
    Purple Heart.

    Of the Vietnam Memorial, George Hutchings said:

    “On that wall is the name of Corporal Quinton Bice, who was hit in
    the chest with a rocket running a patrol in my place. A Christian, he
    had shared the Gospel with me, but I didn’t understand it till he gave
    his life in my place.”

  10. Fred said

    Why politicize Veteran’s Day? Can’t we just say thanks to all the veterans without making political points?

    Remember, the cemeteries at Normandy and Gettysburg are full of heroes, not Republicans and Democrats.

  11. WB said

    -It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

    yeah, but it’s the poets who give us something worth saying

  12. Elijah said

    and it is the soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.

  13. John said

    A friend brought this to my attention. After reading it in my copy of the Koran I thought that you all might find this interesting, as a warning to all of those Middle Eastern hate-mongers.

    KORAN(9:11)For it is written that the Son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome eagle…The wrath of the eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair, still more rejoiced, for the wrath of the eagle cleansed the lands of Allah, and there was peace.

    What animal represents America? The eagle. It’s interesting to also note the number of this verse.I’m not implying that I’m all for the war over there, but it’s still an interesting observation, don’t you think[smile, with one raised eyebrow]?

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