I hope you will seek and find God today on Flag Day, to pray for and encourage military wives, children and teens.
Today, June 14, is Flag Day.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.
On Memorial Day we honor deceased veterans. On Veterans day we honor all our solders. But what about the sacrifices of their families?
I’d like to take a moment today to honor those left behind, in particular the children. I realized this week that I don’t often stop to think about the kids growing up without fathers who sacrificed their lives, in honor of our flag and country.
Take a moment this week to pray for grieving wives, children and teens. God knows who they are. Pray that they sense the presence of their Heavenly Father and feel His comforting arms around them.
See this powerful video produced by Igniter Media, titled The Sacrifice of One.
Grab a hanky before you watch it.
Resources for Military Families
Fleet and Family Support Program (for Navy family members)
Family Support Services (Military.com)
Operation Military Kids (Army)
Faith Deployed: Encouragement for Military Wives (Jocelyn Green)
Ft. Campbell Military Ministry (First Baptist, TN with Ron and Marilyn Leonard)
Military families: if you have found another organization offering great support for you, please let us know. (Click Leave a Comment at the top of this page.)
© Laurie Winslow Sargent. Laurie edits Finding God Daily, and is an author/contributor and magazine article writer. She blogs for parents at ParentingByFaith.com and for writers at SellYourNonfiction.com. Join her on Twitter as @LaurieSargent.