A while back I was called bedside to a high ranking general retired from the Marine Corps.
This man was a "John Wayne" of a man. A veteran of three wars, a man of thousands of troups
serving under him.
I was humbled to be standing bedside during the final days of his life.
He spoke to me of his family, children and grandchilden.
He spoke of his love for the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He spoke to me of his love for his country and the price of freedom.
He spoke to me of hos love for God.
We prayed together.
He bowed his head reverently as I blessed him.
The moment I blessed him, is etched in my memory forever.
I presented him with a US. Flag blanket, a plaque commemorating his service to our country,
and a US pin I attached to the collar of his pajama top.
I thanked him for his service to our country, which allows us, me and you to expereience the freedom we have today.
Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester has entered into a joint effort with the V.A. to honor our
veterans who are in hospice. I am a fulltime hospice chaplain with VNS and am presently looking for a few good man and woman to assist me in this ministry as volunteers giving thanks to our veterans.
If you have interest in this please contact me at 585-388-0040 x346.
Feel free to google " We Honor Veterans" and check out our Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester