Try these specific action points with your family:
First, commit to pray daily for our troops and military leadership. I get teary whenever I think of one particular 25-year-old soldier who lost both legs in an IED explosion. He has been fitted with prostheses and is adjusting to his body’s new limitations. His spirit is unbroken, but he and his young wife have a tough road ahead of them.
While my tears are heartfelt, my daily prayers for him are more powerful. Imagine the support our troops and their families would experience if every family in the country committed to pray for them daily.
Second, contribute to charities that specifically support our servicemen and women and their families. Two good ones are the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO. If possible, volunteer your time as well.
Third, never miss an opportunity to say thank you to all those who serve our country in dangerous and sacrificial ways.
Fourth, do your own work each day with American pride. Service, determination, professionalism, integrity and respect are ideals for all of us - not just the military.
Finally, as we head into the next election cycle, honor the patriotism and courage of our warriors by electing public officials who will serve with honor and protect the freedoms for which others have died.
Happy Memorial Day!
* Rebecca Hagelin can be reached at rebecca@howtosave yourfamily.com.
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