Thank You, Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day this Sunday, November 11, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to the men and women who have served and sacrificed for this great nation. We pray that God bestows His blessing upon them for their unselfish struggle to preserve our freedoms, safety, and heritage.

I want to share with you an excerpt from The Salvation Army’s manifesto to “Do the Most Good”:

I serve heroes.

I serve victims.

I serve a sovereign God.

I am an Army.

Drafted by the Creator.

Commissioned by a man who defied death.

My enemies are despair and destruction.

My ammunition is grace and mercy.

My allies are generosity and benevolence.

I am an Army.

Helping others be all they can be.

I am doing the most good.

 

The Salvation Army serves heroes.

Our Veterans Services program began in the doughnut days of World War I, and have since provided comfort and cheer to service members with unique programs and services from coast to coast. This includes residential facilities, day camps, weekend retreats, food, emotional and spiritual care, drug and alcohol counseling, or simply the gift of a new Bible.

In St. Louis, MO alone, veterans make up 23% of the homeless population on any given night. To better meet their needs, this week The Salvation Army of St. Louis opened a brand new housing facility that will provide aid to service members experiencing difficulties transitioning back to civilian life.

The Salvation Army of St. Louis, MO dedicated a brand new 48-unit Veterans Residence facility on Thursday.

This is the first center of its kind in the state of Missouri to offer housing and supportive services to both male and female veterans. This completion of this facility was an incredible accomplishment of volunteers, community partners, financial supporters, and The Salvation Army. You can read about the building dedication by clicking here.

With honor, respect, pride, and prayers, we thank our veterans today and always. Happy Veterans Day. 

Photos courtesy of The Salvation Army Midland Division Blog: http://salvationarmystlouis.wordpress.com/

3 Comments on “Thank You, Veterans

  1. Just wanted to wish all of our soldiers of the past and present a very blessed Veterans Day, and Thank You all for your dedicated duties to keep our country safe. Thank You for dedicating your lives for freedom. My prayers are with you and I pray for peace in the United States, and Pray that Jesus will keep you safe no matter where you may be stationed. Thank You and for those of you serving outside our country, may the Great Lord keep you safe and bring you home safely with your families. I pray also for the families of our fallen soldiers, that Jesus will bring you peace and comfort in the time of need, and bless you with strength and courage to continue living your daily lives knowing that we love you and THANK YOU with all of our hearts. My prayers are with you! AMEN

  2. hello,
    i have a power scooter that my daughter need after a rather complicated surgery it is now just sitting in my garage not being used at all. it is nearly new and top of the line.

    if i was to donate this scooter to the wounded warrior project, would you be willing to either have it picked up or pay to have it shipped to you ?

    i am disable and have financial problems of my own or i would just pay to have it sent to you.

    I live right between Rochester and Syracuse, on Lake Ontario. My exact address is Bill wiggins, 8236 graves point, wolcott, new york 14590. there is NO catch, all i ask is a receipt for tax purposes.

    Please let me know, and i hope very much that you have a warrior that can use it, they truly deserve all we can do for them and i feel that this would be a great addition for one soldier or as a loaner from one of your locations.

    i await you response.

    Bill Wiggins
    315-399-9514
    billw5234@aol.com

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