This upcoming weekend we celebrate Veterans Day. We recognize Love’s omnipotent reign and Life everlasting as the only reality. We are so grateful for the bravery, service, and dedication of all service women and men. Mrs. Eddy, in Christian Science versus Pantheism says: “In your peaceful homes remember our brave soldiers, whether in camp or in battle. Oh, may their love of country, and their faithful service thereof, be unto them life-preservers!” (14: 19-22). Remember that: “The government of divine Love is supreme. Love rules the universe, and its edict hath gone forth: ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me,’ and ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’ Let us have the molecule of faith that removes mountains, — faith armed with the understanding of Love, as in divine Science, where right reigneth” (My. 278:7).
We thought it would be appropriate to have one of our Board members, a Veteran himself, speak to what this day means to him:
“Duty, Honor, Country”
What significance does Veterans Day carry for me having served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War?
My respect for all the military men and women who have served both on the battlefront and in non-combative assignments is great and only grows each year. Theirs is a selfless sacrifice for our great nation.
They are remembered as fellow comrades who served dutifully and honorably in hostile environments. It is every American’s privilege to extend a hand of friendship and aid to those veterans and families now suffering from wounds or who have lost loved ones.
Honoring those who have done their duty for their country – this is what Veterans Day means to me.
John Malcolm Taws
Republic of South Vietnam
United States Army
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.