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Video: Thanks Giving: Warriors for Freedom’s “Remember the 22”

I was getting ready to write a new chapter in our “Wealth Stored for the Righteous” series, where we have examined so many blessings we have already received … already possess … and, can enjoy right now.

Granted, so many of those blessings we enjoy are directly a result of where we live … the freedoms we enjoy … just by having the privilege of living where we do. So many freedoms we seem, daily, to take for granted. Enjoying the freedoms … yet, sadly, not thinking about how we got those freedoms … and, at what cost, what sacrifices were made, in order for us to be blessed with freedoms. How often are we even thankful for just the privilege to live where we do? The freedom to do so many things … how sacred a privilege it is to vote … to see … regardless of “which way it goes,” a change in government without violence … a peaceful transition …

Our Christian liberty came at great cost, and, so, also, does the opportunity to live in peace, in the midst of a world surrounded by chaos. Our freedoms exist, and are maintained, as a direct result of the men and women who have served, and are serving now, as veterans. Let’s not forget that. Let’s not forget them. Let’s not forget, period.

My father, like many of your fathers, is a United States Veteran. My relatives, like many of your relatives, served their country. When I think about their sacrifices, it seems a small thing to just say “thank you.” I think the Veterans would think otherwise. I think they would think a simple “thank you” would be a big thing. I think they would, in turn … thank you.
I remember working with a young Veteran in a retail establishment. I remember how this young man, every time he encountered a customer who was a Veteran, would say, “Thank you for your service.” I remember the sincerity in his voice, as he addressed his fellow Veterans. He knew what it was like. He knew what they went through. He had recently returned from serving overseas. Serving in the midst of a war. Serving his country. Volunteering to serve, at tremendous personal risk, “over there.” I must be honest: I can’t remember this man’s name, but I remember him, vividly doing that. I also remember the stories he told me of what it was really like “over there.” I still quote from his stories. He has since gone on to seek elected public service.

While looking for my notes for a new chapter, I came across this video, which aired on the CBS Television Network, over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and aired as part of their NFL coverage of the Thanksgiving football games. By the way, when was the last time you were thankful for the opportunity to watch “free” television? By “Free TV,” I’m referring to broadcast channels, and this includes radio … which are not directly controlled by government … or, political factions. While I can hear the answers to that question (about political bias, perhaps), please understand the concept.

This was a video to promote the “Warriors for Freedom” and their “Remember the 22” campaign.
I’d like to share that video with you. The reason for the “22” will be explained.
This also explains about teamwork, and “We got through war by helping one another. We gotta get through back home by helping one another.”

The Warriors for Freedom Foundation (WFF) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that provides support to our nation’s heroes and their families. They seek to assist veterans as they transition from military life to civilian life. For military servicemen and women physically wounded in combat, or dealing with mental health issues, it is difficult, if not impossible, to return to the same lives they had before.

Here’s a link to Warriors for Freedom Foundation (WFF) website:
https://www.warriorsforfreedom.org/who-we-are/

Here’s a link to The Warriors For Freedom “Remember the 22” Website:
https://www.warriorsforfreedom.org/rememberingthe22/
Let’s just not forget.
Let’s remember.

Blessings to you, and your family,
Ted

Founder/President
Freedom Unlimited Resources

 

SHARED EMAIL CLASSICS: A SOLDIER DIED TODAY

A SOLDIER DIED TODAY

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew whereof he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife.
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
‘tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

They are the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,

Just an ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his Country
And offers up his life.

Just an ordinary soldier,
Who offered up his all,
And is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It was not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our Country now enjoys.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier’s part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he’s here to hear the praise,
Then at least let’s give him homage
At the ending of his days.

Perhaps just a simple headline
in the paper that might say:
“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

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