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December Meeting: Battles and Blessings
Omaha Beach, June 2014
Comment by Bob Keller, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret)
When my wife and I visited Omaha Beach in June 2014, we reflected on the sacrifices made in that place. We reflected in the impact these sacrifices had on everything that all that has transpired since then. The men and women who fought, served and sacrificed there were our parents' generation. Veterans who survived that battle and other campaigns of WWII, eventually returned home. Those healthy enough went to work. They married (if they weren't married already) and raised families. As a baby boomer of the 1950's, I was surrounded by many of these WWII veterans. Some were our teachers, scoutmasters, mentors, and the best supporters that I could ever imagine. My community was full of them. In a sense, each one of these veterans became a "blessing machine." One WWII aviator, a family friend and fellow Rotarian with my father, became an investor in my company. Both he and my father (himself a veteran of the India Campaign) have since passed away. My life has been touched immensely by their blessings.
Now, it's our turn. At this December Eagle Group meeting, everyone attending will be able to share. If you are facing a battle in your life, we invite you to share it with your fellow veterans. I wouldn't be surprised if someone offers to walk along side you. Similarly, if you've been blessed by a veteran, even in a small way, please share your experience. And share some good cheer, worthy of the season!
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