Thanks to all those who are giving their lives or have given their lives so that we may live free.
I only want to add an excerpt from my grandfather's journal from when he was setting sail to France. He was a chaplain in the Army and served in France during WWI.
What mingled emotions come as the great drama of life unfolds! Here
we are on board the U.S. President Grant bound for "somewhere in
We have left old New York far behind. How hard it is to see the
glorious harbor for the last time- for perhaps years! How one does love
one's country when leaving it under such conditions as these. It stands
for life as each one delights to live it, for happiness which comes
through the great normal channels of divine ordination; for service unto
others as God gives us opportunity. The men have been silent,
thoughtful and serious. They realize also what it means. Yet not one of
us would be elsewhere.