30 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 11

48 million veterans

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I am thankful for U.S. Veterans.

I am also thankful for the social change in the way veterans are again treated with respect. At the end of World War II troops returned from Europe and the Pacific to parades and fanfare. The Vietnam era soldiers were not greeted so warmly. By contrast some were cursed at, spat upon and worse. The war was unpopular at home but those men and women did their patriot service for king and country. They left home and families behind, strove for years on the battlefield fighting a war that could not be won, risked life and limb, lost friends and comrades, and to add insult to injury were treated with hostility by the American people they served. By the early 90’s attitudes had shifted and we figured out that you can disagree with the politicians but honor our men and women in uniform at the same time.

 

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About Clark Bunch

Clark Bunch is the pastor of Unity Baptist Church and author of God is Near. He and his wife Teresa have one child. In his spare time he enjoys blogging, playing guitar and riding his motorcycle. And coffee, he'd be nowhere without coffee.
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