As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. (John F. Kennedy, 35th US president)
Words are so important and meaningful, but they can be easily and quickly forgotten. We may leave a Veterans Day ceremony in which we’ve honored all those, living and dead, who have served in the defense of our country with warm hearts of gratitude for their service. The real test, as Kennedy suggests, of course, is to live in ways that honor those who served us so well.
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life. (James 3:13)