Remembering the past, looking to the future”

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Although I am an American, who lives in Canada now, I have never gotten over the thrill and pride at seeing the American Stars and Stripes flying over a country I love and cherish. It still brings tears to my eyes as I sing God Bless America and the National Anthem. What a joy and a privilege to live in a country with an incredible heritage.

And when I see the Canadian Maple Leaf flag I am reminded how blessed we are to have the opportunity to live in both countries where we enjoy the freedom that others have bravely fought for.

girlyMy heart filled with respect and admiration as I consider what would cause a person to volunteer so freely to serve his country and willingly go into harm’s way for others. To stand and fight for people he does not know so they can enjoy safety and freedom too. Is it the brave determination of character to serve God and to do what is right because he loves his country and family?

I am forever grateful to those who have and still do served our country with honor and integrity and their families who sacrifice so much.

They say “Freedom is never free,” but there is always a price… physically, mentally and emotionally. I am humbled and honored to say, thank you to the brave soldiers who fight for my freedom. Thank You, You are Remembered!

At this moment, I also am overwhelmed as I remember that Christ did the same for me. He freely gave himself for me so that I could have an everlasting inheritance with him.

“Christ paid a price I could never pay to give me life I did not deserve.” I am loved and blessed.

Thank You to all who serve, I am praying for you!

Do you have those who are serving or have served, I would love to hear from you?


Lovingly, Karan

2 comments on “Remembering the past, looking to the future”

  1. Julie

    Yes. We are grateful to have attended this past week, the graduation ceremony of our daughter-in-law. Elizabeth is now a Blackhawk helicopter pilot for the Army!

    I had little idea of the sacrifice, pride, and dedication of those in the military and their loved ones until I married into such a family. They endure long deployments, relocations, endless paperwork and trainings, and stress/isolation/rigors beyond what most of us encounter in our lives. My husband’s youngest son has a permanent shoulder injury from carrying heavy packs; his oldest son had one deployment over 18 months long, leaving beyond his newlywed wife. It is a privilege to love and care for them as they serve us all.

    Semper fi! Go Army!

    1. Karan Gleddie

      Hi Julie, You and Steve must be so proud of Elizabeth, what an accomplishment.Thank you for sharing about your family.

      Semper fi! Go Army!

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