Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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November 9, 2013

A positive minute: Veterans Day

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We are not just in battle in our world of nations, but we are in a spiritual battle, and many Christian veterans have gone to meet the Lord due to certain conflicts of fighting a spiritual battle such as the two priests I have mentioned.

On the other hand, we have a tribute to pay to our veterans who have fought in battle, or have had other jobs to protect our nation so we may have religious freedom among the freedoms we enjoy.

My granddad, Forrest Pash, served in the 37th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. His unit was in the Pacific war zone for more than three years. When he returned home he struggled with what we now called PTSD. Back then he called it shell shock.

My grandmother told me that many times they would be walking down the street and a vehicle would backfire which would send Forrest into a survival mode as he searched for a hiding place.

As we celebrate Veterans Day this coming Monday, be sure to thank a vet for his or her service to this great nation. With the ever changing policies coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, let’s pray for our military.

If you remember the Vietnam War, then you remember our soldiers were not treated well by Americans as they returned to America. Many were spit upon and some very unkind things were said. To our Vietnam vets, THANK YOU for serving. I remember that era well.

To all our veterans of all the wars and conflicts of the yesteryears through our current times, God bless you for serving and God Bless the United States of America.

The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or at www.doclayne.com. You are invited to come by The Fine Grind at 120 E Washington St on Wednesdays at 6:30 for a study time with Dr. Layne.

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