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11/11/13 Grif.Net – Armistice Day Tribute

11/11/13 Grif.Net – Armistice Day Tribute

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to
commemorate the end of World War I. The end of hostilities happened at the
11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 1918, and this was a fitting
day to honor the servicemen returning home.

Congress changed the holiday to Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day is now a
legal holiday in the U.S., honoring all who have served in the nation’s
armed forces, whether they are living or dead. We salute them today.

“Freedom” by Ian Thompson, USMC

“I wish that you were here” my wife whispers on the phone
Too many times she has realized
That freedom is not free

“No go away, Daddy” my little girl says
She’s barely two but already knows
That freedom is not free

I have a little boy born three months ago
When I return he’ll be near one
Since freedom is not free

My parents often worry when I am away
They mourn for me and what I miss
Since freedom is not free

There are children in this world, rich and poor alike
Whose parents do not understand
That freedom is not free

There are men who face evil for the sake of all
By their stand we realize
That freedom is not free

There is a God Almighty nailed upon a cross
He paid the price that we might live
For freedom is not free

Many days I am away from those I love most
Yet I thank God and carry on
For freedom is not free.

~~
Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”