Sharing the inspiring words of Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for Veterans Day
Posted in , Nov 5, 2015
In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, I'm searching for the words to pay my respect to past and present military veterans. So I turned to a speech from James Mattis, a retired four-star U.S. Marine Corps general.
Earlier this year, Gen. Mattis honored Iraq and Afghanistan veterans at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco. In his remarks, “The Meaning of Their Service,” he articulates the sacrifices of those who serve in the military and what is gained as a result of duty, including what veterans can offer their communities and country.
Here are some key remarks from that speech:
Though one day a year is not enough to show our gratitude for all that they have done, may we honor and say thanks to all veterans this Veteran’s Day. Remember to always keep them in your prayers for we are indebted to them for their commitment and loyalty to our country. They deserve our affirmation and respect.
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Lord, thank you for the service and the on-going contributions of our veterans. Bless them with your peace, wisdom and vigor.