This post is in honor of our Veteran’s who gave their life in defending our freedoms. Our Church cemetery property has a Fallen Crosses exhibit each year honoring all of the Florida service people killed in the line of duty since Sept 11th, 2001. Each cross represents a service person (alphabetically placed) with their name, photo, home town, rank, age and date of death.
There are also individual crosses representing the numbers of American soldiers who died in each war, (via direct combat, disease, prisoners of war etc) starting with the Revolutionary War up until the present.
A display of Flags flies alongside the crosses representing the United States and the branches of the military.
There is also a tent recognizing the fallen dogs, as well as the traumas for those service men and women returning home to their families, and the stresses they face (PSTD, suicide, mental health issues)
May God bless all who have previously served and sacrificed in the United States as well as those currently serving and their families. A parting Bible verse and favorite military quote ends this post.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Unknown: “A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount up to and including their life.”