In today’s chapel at the Stone Church Christian Academy we heard from three veterans: one from WWII, one from Vietnam and one from the Gulf War. It was hands down the best chapel service I’ve been a part of here.
It’s moving to hear these men recount their days in battle and the dangers they faced for the freedom of others. Cecil told about his service in a submarine, sinking ships and being shaken by depth charges. Bob spoke about being on guard duty and being forced to fire upon enemy fighters. And Rick shared of an encounter with an enemy sniper from 30 feet away and avoiding any injury.
It puts things in perspective for me. It reminds me that the freedom and opportunities I have came at a cost. They came with risk and fear and sacrifice. It reminds me that some things are worth fighting for and those things shouldn’t be forgotten.