God Bless Our Veterans and Military

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Because Freedom Isn’t Free

My passive aggressive BF is a Viet Nam Veteran. I’m sure joining the military didn’t help him any when it came to breaking out of his passive aggressive nature. He left his father’s house to move right into another discipline that never allowed him to speak his anger or rebel. It’s kind of like hammering home that you should never express yourself directly. I have to say that he came out mentally better than a lot of them. The father of my children was a Viet Nam Vet also, and I swore after him I’d never get involved with another one. He was a terrible alcoholic, suffered from Post War Syndrome, and an absolute mess! I think he had some help though. His whole family was a basket case and it hasn’t gotten any better through the years. LOL.

I would like to spend today thanking those who have served or are serving our country and live to tell about it. Unlike Memorial Day in May, today is to honor our living Veteran’s and active Military. God Bless you all for fighting for our right to stay a free nation. God Bless your families that sacrifice daily by having to live without you. May you always hold a place in each American’s heart.

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

I offer up today the following prayer from the Ourprayer.org website. Whether you believe in any of the wars or not, we still need to support our troops. And if you’re Athiest or Agnostic, than what can it hurt? LOL.

 

A Prayer for the Military

God, Almighty Father,
as we are ever mindful of the cost paid
for the liberty we possess,
we ask You to bless the members of our armed forces.
Give them courage, hope and strength.
May they ever experience Your firm support,
gentle love and compassionate healing.
Be their power and protector,
leading them from darkness to light.
To You be all glory, honor and praise, now and forever.

 

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  2. I have heard that passive aggressiveness was first identified and studied by the military, since in that environment, passive aggressive behavior makes sense.

    That’s one of the things about passive aggressiveness. Everyone is passive aggressive sometimes, and it can be a good survival technique, but if you get stuck in that mode, you will drive yourself and others crazy.

  3. Val- Thanks for that tid-bit. I never knew that, but it makes sense that they would be the first to notice it since they have so many at a time. I thought that was interesting. Too bad they haven’t come up with a way not to imbed it deeper into the soldier’s personality.

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