There is a lot of debate on blogs about how much part patriotism ought to have in worship services. But on this, there can hardly be debate.
On 11/11, we can all agree that the freedoms we enjoy were not free, that they have come to us at the expense of the sweat and sacrifice of those who serve this nation as soldiers. They live in undesirable places and do undesirable things so I can sit in my recliner and write blogs and sermons in comfort.
That kind of sacrifice should be remembered and honored daily, not just once a year.
Thank you to those of you who wore the uniform and represented our flag with honor.