Both my father and father-in-law served during the Korean war. My grandfather served in World War I. Many family members and friends have served our country, so Veterans Day has special meaning for me.
November 11 became an official national holiday in 1938, recognizing the armistice that ended World War I. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars.
My musings this morning focused on the impact military service had on my Dad, which influenced his entire life. It brought to mind Psalm 144:1. "Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle…"
We cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for those who go to war, but even without that personal knowledge, we can pray for them and support them. I encourage you to join me in praying for those who have served, those who are serving now, and give thanks for those who were willing to lay down their lives to protect our freedoms. The cost was great.
To our veterans all I can say, from the bottom of my heart, is thank you. Thank you to Mr. Young, Middle School English teacher, for your service. Thank you to Mr. Gleason, one of our regular teacher subs, for your service. Thank you to Joshua and Caleb, FFCS alumni, who are currently serving. Thank you to Ethan and Simon, former students, who are currently serving. Thank you to all the extended FFCS family members who have served our country. We are indeed grateful.
Mrs. Olson, Administrator