From the Chaplain


It’s a fact of November…Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, The Marine Corps Birthday, and Election Day all come together.  And you may want to add other significant days to your November.  My hope is that November will be remembered as a significant spiritual experience for all of us.  When we thank a veteran for his service, let me suggest you say, “Thank you for your sacrifice.”  When we celebrate Thanksgiving, remember it was Lincoln who set Thanksgiving as a national celebration.  His proclamation stated:  “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.  But we have forgotten God.  We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us….”  And, of course, we say, “Semper Fidelis” to the Marines, and we will be faithful in casting our ballot on the right day. You may need a joke to lighten up things a little–“Why can’t you take a turkey to church?  Because they use such fowl language.”


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