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A Day 'Up North'

The Feast of St. Martin of Tours - and Veterans Day

Today is the feast day of my patron saint, St. Martin of Tours.  As someone raised secular who gradually turned to the faith, I find the story of a soldier turned bishop compelling.

It is also Veterans Day, and the weather was quite nice.  The usual dozen people showed up at Memorial Park and this year I managed to play "Taps" without cracking a note.

I am not yet ready to retire from the military, but I already sense that this phase of my life is passing away.  I no longer think of my next promotion or next project, instead being content to help sustain the mission and contemplate what happens next.

One thing I am increasingly aware of is spiritual warfare.  I think that may be my next calling, but we shall see.  Certainly St. Martin did more good as a defender of the faith than he did as a Roman cavalryman.


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