We pause, we reflect, we remember. We thank those who are still living, for their service. We pray for those who are currently serving, who stand in harms way. So we should! This is not about honoring war, it is about remembering individuals.
Lots of people have posted on Face book, thanking our Veterans. I posted specific names. My father, my uncles. My cousins, my children. My husband, his father, his brother, his grandfather, his uncle. Veterans are not just a generic group. They have names. They have families who love them. They have connections to the world beyond just being in the military. They are beloved: parent, child, spouse, close family relative, close family friend. We have a tendency to gloss over that particular point. Those who have served and those who choose to serve are a part of us. A unique, special and loved individual! Regardless of our opinion about wars, we must never forget to pray and mourn and honor those who serve or have served.
On this Veterans Day, let us not forget, what these individuals have done and what they have sacrificed and take a moment to pause and reflect and honor them! Today is a day for remembering.