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Our congregation at Community United Methodist has a tradition of honoring all the veterans in our families for two weeks in November. Every year we have a slide show with pictures of them (adding new ones as they come along) that is playing while the choir salutes them with song, There are banners hanging in the sanctuary for each one of them, Every year I get chills thinking about what these men and women have done for our country. Such a positive experience after all the political crap of late.

The picture on the left is my father-in-law, Dale. He was a gunner on a battleship.
The next picture is my dad, Ed. He was a medic in Germany for most if the war.
The last picture is my brother-in-law, Greg, who is now paralyzed from cancer treatments gone awry. I am always so proud to see their pictures and banners go up.

The choir got off to a bit of a rocky start, but by the end of the song they were great! (This was at our first service — Traitinal.)

I invite you to take a few moments today and remember those who died in that conflict. By God’s Grace, may it never happen again…

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Picture Source: USAToday.com

Video: Brandon Carter