Though it began as Armistice Day in 1919 (commemorating the end of World War I), November 11 has been celebrated as Veterans Day in the United States since 1954. Many people observe the day with ceremonies and parades that honor the sacrifice and dedication of those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States. This is our day.
To my fellow Veterans : a short prayer:
“God, please let every veteran of our nation’s armed forces feel truly and appropriately honored by the attention and appreciation of their fellow citizens. Let no one feel forgotten or neglected. Let every man and woman, young or old, feel the deep and enduring gratitude of our nation and its inhabitants.
Lord, You know how deep a warrior’s wounds go. You know the loss that many of our veterans in body and soul. You know the memories that haunt them, and the scars that many of them continue to carry. Please bring healing to those veterans who still hurt. Please grant patience and wisdom to those around them who cannot understand, but can sometimes help the healing process. Please apply both natural and supernatural medicine to their wounds.”
To all of our brothers and sisters that have served and those serving now: We our one in spirit―That we love our GOD and OUR Country .
Have a wonderful VETERANS DAY.
12th District Asst. Chaplain
Greetings to all in the Post 798 Family:
Legionnaires, let us look back to 1919 when the American Legion was conceived. Men and women who had served our country during what was called the ‘war to end all wars,’ knew that there was more to be done for survivors, their families, and the families of fallen Comrades. They knew that only by the grace of God had they survived. They also realized that they had an obligation to make sure that those that had the fallen would be remembered and the survivors would be taken care of. So they formed the American Legion.
They designed it around four solid pillars that were to hold this organization together. They created for this new veterans organization a noble constitution, and in doing so, they wrote a preamble that we follow today. Its first line is, “For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes…”
When they were thinking about what to do and how to do it, they prayed for wisdom to do what was right. And the Lord gave them courage and directed them to do so. “For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37), and that “I am Wisdom, and I have insight; I have knowledge and sound judgment.” (Proverbs 8:12) They took His advice, and the American Legion was born.
So when we can, let us pray for those in need:
Heavenly Father, we ask that you bless our sick, our homeless, and our ill of spirit. We ask that you heal
their bodies and their souls, that they may be
fully restored to health and happiness.
Lord, provide for those who have no homes. Guide them
to shelters and to those who can help them find
a permanent place.
Father, put Your comforting hands and arms around
the people who are suffering from hurricanes and
other storms, and bless the people who are providing
comfort, supplies, food and water, so that
their lives will be better.
We thank thee for each of our blessings,
large and small.
12th District Asst. Chaplain
The American Legion
Reynoldsburg Post 798
P.O. Box 58
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
The next regularly scheduled post meeting (2nd Thursday each month) will be on Thursday, July 11th, at 1900 hrs. The meeting location will be as usual at the F.O.E. Eagles Club on Brice Rd.