The Veterans Deserve Our Best

We need a Norman Schwarzkopf-like General to take the lead at the Veterans Administration (“VA”), and give him firing-squad (bullets, not pink slips) authority for any staff who are guilty of abandonment of post or dereliction of duty.

Some might say this would be too harsh (and I guess that I agree, it would be), but most would also agree that having a top notch VA most definitely IS possible, given the right “motivation.”

I’m not a vet (though I confess that I’m a military wanna-be), but I believe our Vets deserve (whether they worked at a desk on a base state-side, or in the supply chain, or traded munitions with the enemy on the front line) to receive our best efforts at home (whether answering phones at the Hotline, nursing and caring for the sick and wounded, doing surgery, or being a benefits advocate).

TO OUR VETS: We are sorry that you are not receiving our best. Perhaps “we the people” need to blitzkrieg (politically, of course) Congress to influence a swift and effective change. Once again, we ask that you please don’t give up on us.

Thank You for your continuing service (if you are suffering, in my book you are still “in the Service”).

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A Personal Note to Veterans

imageFirst, Thank You for your service!

Second, Thank You for your service, regardless of what your official rank and role were in the service!

In scripture, David is recorded as having established a statute for all of those who serve in Israel’s defense:

“’The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.’ David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day…”

‭‭~ 1 Samuel‬ ‭30:24-25‬

Likewise, I believe that every person who serves is due the same high honor, high respect, and many thanks.

Third, Thank You for the price you paid during your service so that our nation’s freedom would be preserved!

Fourth, Thank You for paying the price daily by enduring the wounds that you carry today as a result of your past service. Physical, emotional, spiritual, relational, financial, are just a few of the areas of a veteran’s life that are wounded in various measures as they served.

Fifth, Thank You for enduring the tragic loss of your comrades and friends who paid the ultimate price for their service to our country, a price you yourself were willing and ready to pay.

Sixth, Thank You for not giving up on yourself (and on us as a nation) as you daily may still be fighting a war, not on foreign soil, but within your heart, soul, body, and mind. A war called PTSD.

Seventh, Thank You again! My words, as sincere as they are, can never match the weighty reality of what you have experienced and risked on our nation’s behalf. More specifically, on my behalf.

May God Bless You on this Veteran’s Day, and on every day of your precious and valued life!

~ David J. Hall, A Free Citizen of the USA.

 

Coffee Creation Day

I celebrate the dawn of every new day with a cup of coffee, thanking the Lord for everything.

However, on Tuesdays I celebrate something extra special: God created the plants and trees on the Third Day of Creation, so that means that Coffee was born on the Tuesday of Creation Week.

“Then God said, ‘Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees… according to their various kinds.’ And it was so. And God saw that it was good.”

( Genesis 1:11-12 )

How do I celebrate Coffee Creation Day on Tuesday’s? With coffee, of course!

“Thank You, Lord for creating the variety of Coffee plants and trees!”

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