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Thankful Thursday ~ Military/Veterans

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Yesterday “Veterans Day” was celebrated here in the US. I know that some may across the globe do not celebrate this particular day…But I wanted to still be write a quick thankful post about the military/veterans.

No matter how you feel about wars in general, but let us still be thankful for the men and women who put their lives on hold to serve their country. You see, my Beloved is a veteran. I met him while he served in Germany 27 years ago 🙂 …

Yes, Germany was ‘occupied’ by the US, but I am thankful for that. You know why? Because I was blessed enough to grow up in the part that was ‘free‘ despite its occupation. If you have ever studied a little history, international history, Western Germany was rebuild by the US under the Marshall Plan (click the link to find out more). So, yes, I am thankful for military and their services.

What are you thankful for today? Please share with us in leaving your link below to your Thankful Thursday post.

Thank you for stopping by today…Remember: Let Christ’s peace rule your heart…and be thankful.


Thankful Thursday Participants

1. Lynn (Spiritually Unequal Marriage)
2. Rita @Following 31
3. Tammy
4. Debbie @ The Way We Are
5. Gina@Chats With An Old Lady
6. bp
7. It Feels Like Chaos
8. karen/lily valley
9. Melanie
10. Debbie @ Heart Choices
11. Saleslady371
12. maritz
13. debi @ Who Says 8 is Enough?
14. Laurie @ Women Taking a Stand
15. eikcaj- patience
16. Serendipity Park
17. Tammy
18. Pia
19. LivingforGod
20. Rocks @ Made To worship
21. Bernice ( My Journey )
22. A collection of days
23. Loni @ Hearts In Training
24. Blessed Mom of 9
25. AmyJo
26. Forgetfulone
27. Dawn’s Daily Life
28. Carla
29. Linda
30. storyteller at Small Reflections
31. Charmaine – The Road Back
32. Michele
33. Missy
34. becky aka theRAV
35. Katrina @ Proverbs 31 Mommy & Wife
36. Mommy Magee
37. Irene
38. Melissa’s Merry Mayhem
39. Marsha
40. Erica
41. Sandy
42. Ms. Theophilus
43. LaDonna
44. Wendy @Faith’s Firm Foundation
45. Denise
46. Yoli ~ Apron Senorita
47. purple moose

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21 Responses to “Thankful Thursday ~ Military/Veterans”

  1. Lynn says:

    Iris, Perfect post and I echo you 100%. Amen.

    Lord, protect our troops. Place a blessing upon them and honor their valor and perseverance. Honor them and their families. In Jesus name. Amen

  2. Rita says:

    Great post. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Tammy says:

    Amen!!! Have a wonderful TT!!

  4. Linda says:

    I join you in gratitude for those who have served. Both my husband and father are veterans, and we are so thankful for all they did.
    Thank you Iris for the sweet birthday card. You made me feel so special. You have always been such a dear friend.

  5. Debbie says:

    Iris, thank you for the link about the Marshall Plan. I’m so glad that you grew up on the free side of Germany. I would love to talk more to you about your experiences growing up. I think we need to get together again soon, you AZ gal.

    Love you,

  6. Debi B says:

    Amen. Beautiful post.

    Happy thankful thursday!

    ps Please give a big thank you to your hubby from the Bouffard family 🙂

  7. Laurie says:

    Iris, I echo your thanks to our troops and also wrote my TT post on saluting our veterans. This touches my heartstrings as I have a son in the services and served a year overseas. The sacrifices that these men and women and their families make is great and we need to not forget the cost that comes with our freedom. Happy TT!

  8. Serendipity says:

    Amen! God bless all our troops!

  9. Tammy says:

    God bless America and those who defend it. Thanks Iris for hosting.

  10. pia says:

    God bless and protect those who fight and sacrifice their lives for their country.

  11. Rocks says:

    Like you, am thankful for the brave soldiers who gave their lives protecting the country and the people. May the Lord bless them!!

  12. May we never forget 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

    How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou

  13. Mama Zen says:

    What a beautiful reminder!

  14. A very befitting post, Iris. Thank you!

  15. Katrina says:

    I too am thankful for the men and women who are now or have in the past served their country. It is because of those men and women that we enjoy much of the freedoms that we take for granted. I pray that the Lord bless them and keep them, that He makes His face to shine upon them, and gives them peace. I pray that the families that are left behind know that we are greatful for their sacrifices and that they be comforted while they are apart. And I pray Christ’s peace upon all who have lost someone in the military ~Amen

  16. Melanie says:

    I’m right there with you, Iris! So thankful for our men and women that serve our country in the military.

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  17. Irene says:

    Hello Iris,
    There has been so much bloodshed among European people in the two “World” Wars. No wonder we are in this difficult situation today, since the bloom of our nations has fallen victim of the greed and pride of the few. Let us pray that God rests their soul in peace and that His wisdom will guide us to the path of Faith and Honour.
    thank you for hosting. Blessings to you and yours.

  18. So thankful today for the grace of God, and for the family of God! Thankful, too, for those brave souls who have defended our country. Thankful that we can honor them.

  19. Yoli says:

    I know I’m a day late but this is my first time posting on Thankful Thursday. I’m so glad I found ths group. God bless our military, their family, and our country.

  20. purplemoose says:

    Wonderful perspective today, Iris! Thank you for hosting this month.

  21. Thankful for people like your husband. Perfect thankful post!

    And thanks for reading my Big God post on Laced with Grace.

    I’ve missed checking in on you.



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