Tribute

Today is a day of tribute. Not only to my husband, but to all the courageous soldiers who’ve fought a war for the freedom of our country. And to those men and women who gave their lives, we pay tribute to honor your heroism.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

Thank you to all who served and continue the fight. A happy and safe Memorial to you all!

I’d like to dedicate this post, and the following scripture, to the fallen soldiers and their loves ones, today we celebrate you! … 

Psalm 91 – A Soldier’s Prayer :

 Whoever dwells in the shelter<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”> of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”> of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”> and my fortress,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(D)”>
    my God, in whom I trust.”
 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(E)”>
    and from the deadly pestilence.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(F)”>
 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(G)”>
    his faithfulness will be your shield<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(H)”> and rampart.
 You will not fear<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(I)”> the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(J)”>
 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
 no harm<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(K)”> will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
 For he will command his angels<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(L)”> concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(M)”>
 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(N)”>
 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(O)”>
 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(P)”>
 With long life<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Q)”> I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(R)”>”


Lemons to Love,
Lindsay
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One thought on “Tribute

  1. I didn't join the Army for “thank you's” or to enjoy Federal holidays “officially”. I joined not only because of a life-long calling, but because of the events I witnessed on September 11, 2001.

    I appreciate the love received on these days. However, Memorial Day is for those who can't be here. The SGT Robert J. Billings', the Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor's, Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy's, and the Corporal Patrick D. Tillman's of this World who greatly deserve to be here and enjoy the same pleasure of family, friend's and loved ones that we shared in this past weekend.

    What I ask of you all instead of “thank you's” is for your continued prayer for those families who don't have the fortune of enjoying their loved ones company because they volunteered to lay their life on the line.

    Like Patton so eloquently said, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

    -Cott Out

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