Help our veterans


A while back on a Saturday morning, I was setting up for the Farm and Dairy news inside in the grill area of the Hartville Flea Market.

There was a veteran with a table set up just a few tables down from me. He was collecting money to “Help Our Veterans.”

As people walked by, he would say, “Help our veterans?” It was a wonderful sight to see many people who stopped and gave a donation for this very worthy cause.

You could always tell when another veteran would stop by. They would talk together about their time in the service. You could tell by the way they laughed and talked together they had a lot in common and were glad to see each other. It was almost like they knew each other and were part of a family.

I was very moved and impressed with their friendship and dedication.

He serves his country best

Who lives pure life and doeth righteous deeds,

And walks straight paths, however others stray,

And leaves his sons, an uttermost bequest,

A stainless record, which all men may read.

— Susan Coolidge

Events like this, and many others, constantly remind us that with all its problems and concerns, America is still our country and is the greatest land of all.

In the words of Edmund Burke, “With all her faults, she is my country still.”

A big heartfelt word of thanks to all our service men and women who are now serving in the armed forces and all those who have served in the past. We are very thankful and proud of all of you. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” [Proverbs 14:34].


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George A. Hazlett is a retired minister in the Church of the Nazarene. He has written the weekly column, Think About it!, published weekly in Farm and Dairy for almost 28 years. He and his wife, Myrna, live in Hartville, Ohio.



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