I hope you vets know how grateful so many Americans are for your service, past and present and future. I pray that this Veteran’s Day will be a blessing to you.
When I was at Curves this morning, one lady told me she’d had a foreign exchange student (forget from what country) living with her family who had never heard of the Holocaust. That really grieved my heart. It is so much easier to repeat such horrors when we keep young people ignorant of what has happened in the past. History is so important. And is equally important that we reject revisionist history.
I wrote my 2005 novel, The Victory Club, as a way of saying “Thanks” to those who serve and to their family members who are left behind to carry on without them. I hear from readers on a regular basis about this book, and it never fails to elicit stories from the past, from when the reader served or when the reader’s spouse served or when the reader’s parent served. I treasure the stories they share with me.
In my 1999 release, Whispers From Yesterday (the 2000 winner of the Christy Award which is now available for the Kindle), I wanted to pay tribute to the people of Denmark who rescued 90% of the Jews living in that country, spiriting them away before the Nazis could send them to death camps. By contrast, 90% of the Jews living in other countries were murdered by the Nazis.
I pray for the absence of wars. I pray for safety for those who serve and protect. Until such time that God’s perfect peace reigns over the earth, may we seek to bring what peace we can to our corners of the world.