This morning an older gentleman came into our office needing directions. I noticed that he walked with a limp and then I saw his ball camp…POW/MIA. After giving him the information he requested I asked about the hat. He said he prays every day for other POWs and the families of MIAs. I asked what he meant by “other POW’s” (ADD folks NEVER miss a thing…we just ignore a lot of it). Seems he was if the Pacific theater back in WWII and had been taken prisoner. He was one of only six Americans that survived the initial battle and were over run because they were simply out manned. His limp was from the months of torture as a POW.
I write this blog piece today…preach every Sunday morning…and enjoy life as an American…under the cover of the freedom that this man fought and suffered for. Freedom is not free…it cost someone somewhere…and today…at this very hour…someone is paying the price for that freedom. I just wanted to say “thank you” to the men and women that have served…and are serving…in our United States Armed Forces. Without you…there would be no Compass Point…there would be no ChrisElrod.com…there would be no America…there would be no freedom!!!