“Freedom always comes at a high price.
It requires a generous heart, ready for sacrifice.
We cannot excuse ourselves
from our own personal responsibility for freedom.
There is no such thing as freedom without sacrifice.”
– Blessed Pope John Paul II
Veteran’s Day, November 11th, commemorates two very significant events. On November 11, 1918 the Treaty of Versailles went into full effect ending the World War I between the Allied nations and Germany. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
A year later in 1919 then-President Woodrow Wilson designated the day as a day of remembrance for those who had died serving their country declaring that, “to us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…”
On Monday, November 11, 2013, The Frontline Faith Project is sponsoring the second annual “An American Moment” to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present.
“An American Moment” will include one moment of silent prayer – to thank our military for their service, to pray for the peaceful repose of those who have died, and to pray for the intentions of those still living. This event will take place at noon in each respective time zone, all across the world, on Veteran’s Day 2013.
Will you join “An American Moment” and set aside a few moments of your Veteran’s Day to lift up our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have served in the military? We come together as people under God to give thanks for our freedom and the opportunities we have to live as one nation, indivisible, under God.
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