Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2002
THE ORIGINS OF VETERANS DAY
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans.
Similar ceremonies occurred
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg--or perhaps another sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of
Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 26, 2002
There was a news report about an Army veteran named John Crabtree. He had been wounded in Vietnam and was now receiving disability benefits from the government. One day, out of the blue, he received an official notification from the government that he was deceased. Needless to say this was
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Dec 4, 2003
An old civil war veteran used to wander around begging for food and a place to stay. He would always talk about his good friend, ‘Mr. Lincoln’.
He had been hurt in the war and was unable to hold a regular job but had pride in a letter from the president which he was not even able to read.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
Game show veteran Wink Martindale is back, hosting “Debt” on the Lifetime cable network beginning next week. Contestants arrive with between $6,000 and $10,000 in debt—from credit cards, student loans and car loans—and try to head into the black by answering pop-culture questions. Instead of taking
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 25, 2008
Veteran newsman Howard Smith tells a wonderful remark from Winston Churchill the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. After the fall of France to the Nazis in May, 1940, until December 1941, Great Britain basically fought the war against Germany alone. President Roosevelt did what he could to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2008
There were 23.7 million military veterans in the U.S. in ’06. 1.7 million are
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 28, 2009
Disfigured War Veteran Helps Boy Regain Sight Only to be Rejected
Ps 33:18-19 “But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”
It is not that God does not exist; man who does not want
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 28, 2010
Veteran Baseball Player Gets Frustrated When Manager Lets a Rookie Play His Position
A story is told of a baseball manager who was in charge of a great baseball team that he felt sure was headed for the World Series. The Manager was excited about his team’s progress but desired to see more
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 17, 2008
Who is Ed Hochuli? He is a veteran NFL referee who made a terrible call in a Chargers - Broncos game. Instead of hiding or covering up his mistake, he fully admitted it and apologized. Matthew J. Darnell on Yahoo Sports said, "It's hard to hate a guy who knows he screwed up and feels bad
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
When General Patton, of World War 2 fame, was commended for his great courage, he told a friend, "Frankly, every time I hear a gunshot, I
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 24, 2002
THE CROSS HAS BEEN SAVED--Communion Meditation
Art Toalston in The Baptist Press - Nov. 15, 2001 reported from New York and he wrote:
“The cross has been saved. That’s the cross of steel beams uncovered as workers in New York cleared away debris at the World Trade Center.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 24, 2002
A FLAG OF RAGS
In the final years of our imprisonment, the North Vietnamese moved us from small cells with one or two prisoners to large rooms with as many as 30-40 men to a room.
We preferred this situation for the companionship and strength we could draw from our fellow prisoners.
Contributed by Bobby Jenkins on Feb 2, 2013
A STORY TO TELL
(A poem to honor our military veterans )
By Pastor Bobby W. Jenkins Jr.
A story to tell, one we can’t fully understand
One of sacrifice and bravery of so many men
A story to tell of a perilous fight
That cost so many their lives and gathered such might
A story to tell of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Roger Rose tells this story: When he was a boy more than 60 years ago, his young brother was fatally injured in a tragic accident. A dirt road ran alongside their house, and only on rare occasions would there be a car on it. But one day as his brother was crossing on his bike, a car came roaring
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 24, 2001
Origin of Taps -
“Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the Civil War when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia. The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Ellicombe heard the moans of a
Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Nov 3, 2006
The humorous story is told of a baseball manger who decided to play a rookie in right field one day. The regular fielder wasn’t happy about it and loudly makes it know from the bench that it was a big mistake to play the kid.
As it turned out the rookie was so nervous that he messed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 4, 2007
Richard Daly was mayor of Chicago for 21 years. Mayor Daly was known as a rather difficult man to work for. One of Mayor Daly’s speech writers came in and demanded a raise. Mayor Daly responded, “I’m not going to give you a raise. You are getting paid more than enough already. It should be