A True Veteran of War by Steve Wagers

A True Veteran of War
Pastor Steve N. Wagers
2 Timothy 2:1-4
November 14. 2010
Veterans Day

1. Be Courageous!
A) We Stand in Grace
B) We Serve by Grace
2. Be Tenacious!
A) Immense Troubles
B) Intense Trials
3. Be Victorious!
A) Truly Faithful to the Plan
B) Totally Focused on the Prize

After WWI, there were 36 certain heroes of war, in a German hospital, that were visited by Prince Albert. He wanted to thank them for their sacrifice for their country. He had seen 35 of those men, and they began to leave. Prince Albert said, "I came to see 36 and 36 I want to see." They begged their Majesty not to see the final man because of his grave condition. But, Prince Albert demanded to see him.

They led him down a long, dark corridor to a room isolated from the rest of the hospital. They opened the door, and Prince Albert looked and saw a broken, battered, bloodied stub of a man. With no thought of himself, Prince Albert went across the room, threw himself across the soldier and began to weep.

With hot tears rolling down his cheeks, he kissed the soldier on the head and thanked him for his sacrifice/service to his country.

Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. The day falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.
President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

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