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By Pamela Perry Blaine
I was curious so I stopped and asked, "Excuse me young man, but I was just wondering if you were in the service or are you just wearing fatigues?"
The young man stated that he was really in the army and then his Dad added in a strong voice that was filled with pride, "This is my son and he has just returned from his second tour in
I told him how glad I was that he had returned home safely and then I said, "Young man, I would like to do something for you that no one outside of my family did for me when I returned home from serving in
"What is that?" he asked.
"I'd be proud to welcome you home by shaking your hand if I might and say thank you for your service to our country," I said as I held out my hand.
The young soldier and his Dad both stood a little taller as the young man stuck out his hand which I readily grasped and we just stood there, the three of us, with our right hands joined. We were three strangers drawn together by a common bond, we all understood, not needing to say anything more.
After nodding to each other, I started to break the grasp and walk away but the young soldier seemed to have something on his mind as he hesitated, and then he stopped me before I could move. He was quiet for a moment and then he looked me straight in the eye and then he ever so clearly uttered the words, "Thank you. . . and . . . Welcome Home".
We then parted company as we went our separate ways. I finished buying the supplies I needed, walked on home, and oh yeah . I cried.
Today the average age of a WWII Veteran is 81; we are quickly losing them from the battlefield of life. They are now leaving us at the rate of 1500 per day. I see many of them carrying our flag in parades and participating in military funerals. They tell me the veteran's organizations need more veterans to help them with these duties now. This is due to the failing health and the deaths of most of the WWII veterans who have kept these organizations alive with their unswerving dedication and patriotism. Perhaps it's time we expressed appreciation with a card or a phone call to someone we know personally while there's still time. It shouldn't have to be Memorial Day or Veteran's Day for us to be appreciative toward all of our veterans no matter where they served. The point is that they served and gave of themselves that we might live in freedom.
We can also show our appreciation to those serving us right now by writing letters, sending e-mails, or sending packages to our soldiers. * Today is a good day to be grateful, there's no time like the present and it's the only time that we have for certain. When we see or hear of a soldier coming home from war, most important of all, let's remember to give them a heartfelt, "Thank you . . . and . . . Welcome Home!"
Pamela Perry Blaine
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Several of her stories have been published on the internet as well as in books such as The Miracle Of Sons and A Tribute To Moms. Her goal is to write to encourage others and to write stories for her children and grandchildren so that stories and family history will be preserved.
Creation Q & A
Q: Evolutionists claim that they have taught 'language' to a chimp. Can they really be taught to communicate, though, as we do?
A: After years of experiments in training chimps, no one yet has ever demonstrated that chimps have true grammatical ability--much to the frustration of evolutionists.
On the other hand, it's been shown that human babies instinctively grasp the structure of any language. This confirms that humans, but not animals, were created to speak.
A fascinating example of this 'inborn' language ability comes from Nicaragua, in Central America. About 500 deaf children were placed in communities.
According to Discover magazine, these deaf children began to 'talk' to teach other with a full sign language that emerged from nowhere! This language had the elements of grammar, a full vocabulary, and everything you'd expect in a language!
This is exactly what creationists would expect. God created the first man, Adam, programmed with a complex language--the ability to communicate with God and man. All humans have inherited this ability from Adam. We're all wired up for it! Evolutionists can't explain this.
Chimps will never be able to learn a language as human beings can--they weren't created for it!
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"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful video you made for me! It was so special to see both of my parents in tears as they watched their children grow up in pictures before their eyes! I loved the way you made Estania's part set aside from the rest--that was the part that really got them! The music was beautiful. My mom kept blubbering, "What song is that?" I don't know how you did such a beautiful job with the video in such a short time. I really appreciate your doing it so quickly. You have a wonderful gift, and I thank God that you are using it to create such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that I love. Your video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours was filled with moments to be treasured forever!"
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