In Others’ Words: Hero

“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~Norman Schwarzkopf (1934-), U.S. Army general


With thanks to our military men and women — each and every one a hero. I’m saying a special prayer today for those who are grieving a child, a sibling, a spouse, a parent, a friend because they lost their life while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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  1. May 28, 2012, 8:00 am   /  Reply

    Praying with you, Beth, for those who have lost loved ones in service. I attended a military funeral a few years back and it was one of the most sobering experiences of my life. But I walked away so grateful for the people who have served and are serving still for the sake of my freedom.

    • Beth Vogt
      May 28, 2012, 9:31 am   /  Reply

      My friend is remembering her son, who was killed in Afghanistan last October. He was married with 2 little girls. It’s their first of many Memorial Days …

  2. May 28, 2012, 1:44 pm   /  Reply

    When my dad served in Desert Storm, Gen. Schwarzkopf became an American hero (along with my dad) in our home while my dad was deployed. I can remember watching the news, hearing him speak, and admiring him so much. I’m so thankful for and proud of my dad who served honorably as an officer in the US Army for over 20 years. My brother is currently deployed. So thankful for his service too.

    Seeing as how these men I’ve mentioned are still alive, really their day is Veteran’s Day, but hey– service is service and I’m grateful for those passed and living.
    Have a blessed Memorial Day!

    • Beth Vogt
      May 28, 2012, 1:55 pm   /  Reply

      Thank you for sharing your family’s story with us today! God bless you and your family. Praying for your brother.

  3. May 28, 2012, 2:55 pm   /  Reply

    Yes, thinking of Scoti also, and of so many families whose names I don’t know.
    Thanks for this post & for for who you are,

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