Armistice Day/Veterans Day
Some of us are old enough to remember when November 11 was celebrated as the day that World War I ended. Now this holiday on November 11 has been renamed to Veterans Day, and each year is celebrated as a time to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our nation’s common good.
War is a dilemma that often challenges people of faith. Some Christians are pacifists, while others believe in a “just war.” Many believe that the goals of freedom, justice, equality and democracy are worth the cost required.
Whatever individual Christians decide about any given conflict, most Christians believe that men and women who strive to make this world free of tyrants are to be respected. As Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field
of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
Thank you to all the men and women who served or
are now serving our country.