Veteran's Day is a day that has been set aside to honor our military and those who have served our country. These men and women give of themselves in a way that civilians normally do not. Veterans have faced danger, put their lives on the line, and have, possibly, seen death. They have fought for our country and defended our freedoms. On Saturday, November 9, the Veteran's Day Parade will be held on Main Street. This event is sponsored by Belton Community Projects, Inc. The parade is set to begin at 10:00am.
The life of a soldier can be demanding. Soldiers have to stay in shape, practice their skills, and train for disaster. Their jobs are important; although many people seem to take them for granted. Our military includes the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and the National Guard. Some are full-time; others are reservists. Each gives of themselves for our benefit. They protect our country on a daily basis. Our veterans have served as well. It is our turn to thank them for their service.
A Prayer for America: Dear Lord, I pray for those who serve our nation. Guide them, Father, and protect them. And create in me a servant's heart. Let me follow in the footsteps of Your Son Jesus who taught us by example that to be great in Your eyes, Lord, is to serve others humbly, faithfully, and lovingly. Amen. Matthew 23: 11-12 says, "The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted," (America Kneels to Pray, 2003, pps. 19 & 22, Nashville, TN: Elm Hill Books).
Belton will be honoring our veterans with a parade. Veterans--thank you for your service!