— by Mary May Larmoyeux —
Today, June 6, 2014, is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. That’s was when the Allied troops landed along the French coastline during World War II to fight Nazi Germany. Brave men and women, like my dad and father-in-law, risked their lives in World War II to preserve the freedoms that we have today.
During the war, my husband’s dad was carrying rations in a metal box when he stepped on a land mine. Although the explosion shattered one of his legs and broke the other, he lived—thanks, in part to the metal box with rations. God’s hand of protection was surely on him that day!
What stories do you know of family members who served in one of the World Wars? Have you ever thought of those stories as treasures? And they are not just your family’s treasures, they are part of the fabric that make up the pillars of our nation’s freedom.
May we take time to pause and thank God today for our freedom and to pray that we will be receptive, as a nation, to God’s guidance. As Dwight Eisenhower once said, “In the final choice a soldier’s pack is not so heavy as a prisoner’s chains.”
© 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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