Honoring those who serve

When traveling through airport terminals, frequently I encounter United States enlisted military men and women. As we pass, I call out, “Thank you for your service,” and they smile in response. It’s become a habit for me, and one I never plan to give up. To me, the challenging preparations they endure, their sacrifice, dedication, and commitment to serve and defend our country and its values, can’t be minimized. 

I know this, because I’m part of a church team that holds Christian Science Sunday services at Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot in Beaufort, South Carolina. Our church has participated in these weekly services for over 30 years, and the joy and inspiration they bring is both awesome and humbling.

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