Monday, November 12, 2012

Honoring our Veterans

We honored our veterans at Mass yesterday ... and I think it's equally fitting to share this quote from St. Martin of Tours, the patron saint of soldiers.

He refused a war bonus, telling his commander: "I have served you as a soldier; now let me serve Christ. Give the bounty to those who are going to fight. But I am a soldier of Christ and it is not lawful for me to fight."  But fight he did! For the Gospel and the Truth, with great justice and mercy.

Thank you, dear Veterans, for your service and for the sacrifices you make so that we may enjoy our life and liberty.

Listen to this classic Navy hymn asking to keep our seamen safe from all peril. The version we sing in church covers sea, land, and air.


Mirka Breen said...

Thank you for your service.
This^ is what I said today to the veteran in my home.

Faith E. Hough said...

Beautiful quote. There are many veterans in my family, and I am so often awed by their courage and sacrifice... Also, by the courage of their spouses!

Christina Farley said...

Lovely post and a perfect thing to remember and give thanks for.