Monday, November 11, 2013
The Young Serve
The note came from school. Anyone that has a family member that has served our country, we want to honor them on Veteran's Day. We were asked to send a letter, etc. telling about our family Veteran.
I dismissed the request. I knew of our older family members that had served. I rehearsed the stories of all of my husband's uncles that served in WWII. My thoughts went on how to tell Benjamin about their service. I thought about personally doing this at home. To be honest...my "to-do" list was too long and I couldn't place one more thing on my list.
But as God would have it, out of the mouths of babes came a very startling request. As we read about the service of honor that the school would hold on Veteran's Day and how Benjamin could wear his Boy Scout uniform, he looked up at me in horror. "Mom you did turn my stuff in for Veteran's Day, didn't you?" Who was he talking about, who did he remember served? "Mom, you did turn in a letter on Michael?"
My heart sunk. I hadn't thought about all the young men of this time that had served. My mind had gone back to WWII, not present day war. Here was my youngest reminding me that his brother-in-law had served and I had forgotten him.
Today I want to honor all Veterans, but I also want to remember how many are still serving and how young so many of these men were when they enlisted. My own son-in-law enlisted at a very young age and has served our country in tours of duty. So have his grandfather, brothers and many other family members, who have served before and after him.
Thank you all and your families for keeping us safe. Thanks to God for the reminder that came from the mouth of my seven-year-old....may we not forgot those who have and are serving our county all over the world.
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