Your Favorite Veteran – Veterans Day 2009

Remember your Veteran

Once again this Veterans day I am providing a place for readers to tell the story of their favorite veteran.

Most of us had the unfortunate opportunity to have the ultimate sacrifice veteran have made over the years clearly broadcast and brought to mindcapt through the Fort Hood attack and the resulting memorial service. Horrible as it is, it was a clear reminder to all Americans.

Before you go, take a moment to comment on this blog about Your favorite Veteran. My readers and I would be extremely grateful and proud capt.e02fef37ab6a4123a0b6980f5717f832to read about those who have and still are putting their country ahead of their personal ambitions to make our lives a little safer.

I will lift each one up in a prayer of thanksgiving for their sacrifice, and pray for their good health and protection. I further encourage everyone who reads these accounts to do the same. It is the least we can do on this Veterans Day 2009.

God Bless you all and God Bless the United States of America

En Servicio Como Padre


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2 Responses to “Your Favorite Veteran – Veterans Day 2009”

  1. 1 Scott November 12, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    A few weeks ago I had he honor of meeting Sgt. Daniel Thornhill of the 173rd Airborne. On May 31st of 2008 his Humvee was struck by a car bomber while on patrol in Afghanistan. He was burned over nearly all of his body and lost both legs and several fingers, but he was lucky. Two of his friends were killed in the attack. While some would think all was lost, he remains unbelievably positive. He jokes about the challenges he faces and still dreams of owning and riding a Harley-Davidson some day.

    Perhaps one of the most powerful statements he made was that, on that tragic day in May, he died. When he awoke, he was born into his second life. He now lives, not for him, but for his fallen friends. He must live to the fullest because he was blessed with the opportunity to have a second life.

    I was humbled in his presence, thinking of all the things that were “important” and “pressing” to me just hours before. Little matters when you consider the blessing of life that we all have and take for granted. If we could only live it to the fullest each day.

    “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10


    • 2 David November 13, 2009 at 8:22 AM


      It is stories like these that give us all hope in what, sometimes, seems like a hopeless world. We base our opinions, and often our actions, on our jaded view of the world. It is a shame it takes something devastating to open our eyes. The sacrifice of Sgt. Daniel Thornhill and his fallen comrades is not to be taken lightly be any of us. They are true heroes in this world. Sgt. Thornhill’s words tear a hole in the veil we all have built around us to justify our attitudes. I am honored to have heard his story. God bless you for sharing.



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