In Honor of Our Veterans 2011

I am proud to have served my Country in the Navy back in the 50's. I was on two aircraft carriers during my almost 4 years at sea, the USS Bennington and the USS Leyte. I was a Machinist Mate and worked in the Engine Room, repairing and running the steam engines that drove the ships across the world. I have many wonderful memories of those days when I was a young man in uniform. God bless all our Veterans+
Deacon John

In Honor of Our Veterans

Friday, November 11, 2011

People - USMC HugToday we commemorate Veteran’s Day! We honor and remember the contribution and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces.

From Lexington and Valley Forge to Normandy, Korea, and Vietnam, —and now to Iraq and Afghanistan—America’s military forces have bravely fought for freedom in defense of our great Nation.  Veteran's Day is a time to remember those who selflessly dedicate their lives to defend our precious freedoms.

Let us take time to remember the heroic sacrifices of our military throughout our nation’s history, but also to remember the heroic sacrifices our men and women are making in Iraq and Afghanistan today. 

Let us take time to pray for our troops who have died in battle, and for their loved ones who still mourn their great loss.  Let us also pray for our troops who remain in harm’s way today.

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Their willingness to serve allows us to live freely, enjoying the abundances and splendor of America.

I close this Veteran's Day message with remarks made by President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, in his Veteran’s Day address, November 11, 1961.

Patriotic - Tombsunset"But let no nation confuse our perseverance and patience with fear of war or unwillingness to meet our responsibilities. We cannot save ourselves by abandoning those who are associated with us, or rejecting our responsibilities.

In the end, the only way to maintain the peace is to be prepared in the final extreme to fight for our country — and to mean it."

May God continue to bless America.

Sincerely yours,

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Richard Thompson
President and Chief Counsel
Thomas More Law Center

Listen and watch a moving Veteran's Day Tribute; Students fromTussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, VA perform, "Thank You Soldiers". 

The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and moral values, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life.  It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America.  The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization.  You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at



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