A veteran is defined as: one who has served in a military service, especially one who has served in a war; a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office or the like.

World War I ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when Germany signed the Armistice. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.  In 1945, WWII veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. The holiday was first recognized as Veterans Day in 1954.

Today is Veterans Day and we offer our thanks to those who so unselfishly served our country and provided the freedoms we enjoy.

The definition of veteran speaks of those who were in the military and those who served in other capacities. In the Lord’s church we are blessed with those who are veterans of the Lord’s army.

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first (Revelation 2:18-19).

Thank you to the veterans of the Lord’s army who have faithfully served and wonderfully given examples for others to follow. Thank you to those who have laid foundations upon which we stand and live. Thank you to those who have forged the path upon which we walk. Thank you to those who make the way easier and brighter for others. Thank you to those who encourage others by the lives that you live. Thank you to our veterans of the Logan Martin church of Christ.




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