We send our thanks to all the families who sacrifice at home everyday and the servicemen and women who sacrifice their wants for our needs.
We are most thankful to God for those who have gone before, those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of freedom.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
November 19, 1863
For those families of servicemen, I'd like to recommend the following books, While My Soldier Serves and Fighting Fear. I recently met Edie Melson, the author of these powerful books. She knows what she's talking about and I highly recommend buying one of these books to strengthen and support the wives, children, and families of the members of our armed forces.
|While My Soldier Serves, |
Prayers for military families
|Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home|
Secrets to living a peace-filled life