Monday, November 11, 2013

Word of the Day... November 12, 2013...

Our Pastor shared this in church on Sunday and I was so moved by it that I had to share it today on Veteran’s Day.  I don’t think we take the time to often enough to thank our warriors who put their lives on the line every single to ensure the freedom that we take for granted in America every single day.

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.

“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.

“Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said, “The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible. Americans always have to show their passports upon arrival in France!”

The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.”

You could have heard a pin drop.

If you know a Veteran take the time today to thank them for their service.  Never forget that Freedom Isn’t Free…


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