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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Better Men

I feel like there's so much I could say today--on Veteran's Day--but instead I'm going to keep it simple and to the point. At a time when so many people are ignorantly anti-war and take their liberty for granted, I'm reminded of a John Stuart Mill quote Matt shared with me years ago:

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

I'm so grateful for all of the "better men" and women who have made and continue to make us free. I'm thankful for those who are fighting abroad and pray for their safety every day. Most of all, I'm proud to be an American and to be married to my airman, who believes freedom is worth fighting for.


  1. Amen to that! We all love Alex and Matt and think the world of them. Lets add April for that matter! We are in great hands with people like these taking care of us and being a part of our armed forces. God Bless America!

  2. Yes, I agree with the other comments! This post was well stated! I loved it! We love those who are putting their lives on the line to protect this country!!

  3. Wow, I loved this post. It must be so neat to be a military wife.

  4. We had a couple of veterans come to our school to speak at the Veteran's Day assembly. They asked the kids to stand who had a relative who is currently in the military or formerly in the military. At least half the kids stood up. " I am so grateful for all the military men and women who serve!

  5. God Bless their hearts! I am thankful for them too! I have one of my very own! I am doing a few interviews of blogs with less then 100 followers and was wondering if you wanted to be a part of that for me! Id love getting to know you better and so would my readers I am sure! Email me back as soon as you know its in my profile! Thanks :)

  6. Amen! I pray the Lord continues to bless you guys and keep you all safe and healthy! Thank you for being brave to voice the truth in a country where things are unraveling for the worse in such an alarming speed.


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