I didn’t know you, and I likely never bumped into you, but I imagine you’re a lot like my neighbor’s son, Ben. Eighteen years old, he joined the military right out of high school. Ben actually suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder … because he saw things. Hard things, horrible things and one of them was losing you.
So, today, for Ben and me and everybody else in this blessed country that is able to sip hot coffee and read this letter, I want to say thank you. From the bottom of my heart … thank you for today. For the chance to sit and watch the moon trade places with the sun early this morning. To see the Texas sky painted all pink and orange and blue. It’s breathtaking. And I’d like to thank you for the opportunity to enjoy it.
Letter By Susie Davis (Cofounder of Austin Christian Fellowship and wife of Pastor Will Davis Jr.) Read her blog HERE .
A thank you doesn’t seem quite enough for all those who have sacrificed their life for their brothers and sisters and friends. We have the freedom that we do because they were willing to stand in harms way to protect that freedom and protect lives in the midst of war, terror, and the evil in this world…for that, we try to convey today how much gratitude we feel for your service and your love. And we live with the hope that we never take for granted the freedom you died for but that we continue in your footsteps, in the example that you were, to fight for freedom and fight for the oppressed and that your legacy lives on through US.
Thank you to all who serve our country and to all those who have lost loved ones, those of you who were their support even when it was hard and heart breaking. We remember them with honor today and know that you think of them every day.
“Greater love has no one than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John15:13