Jason B. Ladd

Author | Apologist | Entrepreneur

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks For All Who Serve

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This Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for.  As a member of the armed forces, I often receive thanks from strangers.  I am grateful for the encouragement, but I wonder:

What about all the others who serve?

  • Nurses
  • Homeschoolers
  • Teachers
  • Mothers
  • Fathers
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Church servants
  • Social Workers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Firefighters
  • Public Servants
  • Missionaries
  • And more. . .

It’s my turn to say “thank you for your service.”

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About Jason B. Ladd

Jason is an author, speaker, Marine, and father of seven. He has flown the F/A-18 Hornet as a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1) Instructor Pilot and the F-16 as an Instructor Pilot. His award-winning book One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview has been optioned for film adaptation. He is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.

8 Replies

  1. It is all too easy to forget to be grateful for all of the ‘everyday’ service that goes on. Apathy and indifference are indeed the enemy in this. How would it change things if we all began to see and appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that is done by many everyday?

    However, I do find myself extra grateful for those of you who serve in the military. The extent of sacrifice and hard, hard work that you do is beyond what most of us will ever have to experience.

    May your Thanksgiving day be incredibly blessed, Jason!

    1. Thanks Rebeca, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Teague

    Thank you! I’m in the social work crowd. We are cogs between the wheels of in-home care, hospitals, clinics, etc. & help things keep turning 🙂 In turn, our household makes sure to remember that the peace and freedom we enjoy is protected by the lives of soldiers. God bless this Thanksgiving!

    1. Teague, Thank you for all you do. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. stockdalewolfe

    Thank you on my husband’s behalf. He is a psychiatric social worker with the poor and men and military families. I am very proud of him. Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving with your family. And our thanks to you for your huge sacrifice!

    1. Thank you to you and your husband!

  4. Steve Hickey

    Excellent words.

    1. Thank you, Steve. Talk it up!