As with all Memorial Days, Veteran Days, and Independence Days (known as the 4th of July), I reflect on those servicemen I know personally who have served our country in the military. In their honor, I would like to list a few of their names.
Ivan Garrison (my grandfather – served in Korea)
Earl Hale (my father-n-law – served in Vietnam)
Jerry Delaney (personal friend – served in Vietnam)
Kenny Miller (personal friend)
Jameson Williams (hometown and college friend – presently serving)
Randy Lawson (friend – presently serving in Iraq)
Brandon Watts (former youth – presently serving in South Korea)
I could list so many others that I know by name or who are members of our church or are friends of friends. Taking the time to remember their dedication and sacrifice in defending our country builds up a well of emotion inside. Courage. Honor. Valor. Sacrifice. Protection. We are all recipients of a great benefit because of men like these and many others.