I am thankful that God has blessed us with so many brave men and women who were willing to sacrifice and to serve this great country of ours. I am thinking today especially of my dad, John F. Maney, who fought in Europe during World War II.
I am also thinking of my grandfathers, John S. Maney and F. Earl Shaffer, who served in the army during World War I. Grandpa Maney also saw combat in Europe.
I am thinking of my uncle, W. Everett Jones, who served in the army in Europe during World War II.
I am thinking of my father-in-law, Donald E. Traylor, who served in the army in Germany during the Korean War.
I am thinking of my dad’s best friend, Dale Terry, who served in the navy in the Pacific theater during World War II.
I am thinking of my friends John Falor, Tod Tapola, Jim Lytle, and Jerry Gallaway who served in Vietnam.
I am thinking of my friend, Col. David Mullins, who served in Iraq.
I am thinking of all the men and women who are currently serving in our armed forces, some in very dangerous places, and ask God’s blessing and protection for them.
Thank you veterans, both known and unknown, for your valiant and heroic service to our country. God bless you all.
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