That uniform! Maybe it’s on a hanger in the back of the closet. Perhaps it’s packed away in the attic. One thing is certain: the uniform of every veteran rests somewhere, if only in memories.
“Remember your Creator before the silver cord is snapped, and the golden bowl is broken, before the jar is shattered by the spring, and the waterwheel is broken by the well, and the dust goes back into the ground—just as it was before, and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.” Ecclesiastes 12:6,7
"Do not let Hezekiah mislead you when he says, 'The LORD will deliver us.' Has the god of any nation ever delivered his land from the hand of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim? Have they rescued Samaria from my hand? Who of all the gods of these countries has been able to save his land from me? How then can the LORD deliver Jerusalem from my hand?" Isaiah 36:18-20
“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:2,3
“The Lord willing and Jesus tarries, I hope to see you all at the next reunion. If not, I’ll see you at the last jump. I know you will not freeze at the door.”
"We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there was only terror." Jeremiah 8:15
The Greatest Generation did not hear the word “terrorist” very often. They did, however, become acquainted with terror. Every generation has.
“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” (KJV) Romans 7:19
An old saying declares, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” That might infer that actually following through on those good intentions could lead a person to heaven. In 1517, it surely did mean that to most people.