As we all head into a busy week of work, play and all other activities that absorb our time, let us not forget to take a moment and remember all of the Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have made it possible to pursue happiness in this great land we love. Take a moment to remember and to thank those who are still with us. Walk up to a Veteran, shake their hand and thank them for their service. A THANK YOU can go a long way.
In that spirit, I’d like to thank my Pop, Ray Haase, who served in the 101st Airborne. And I remember with gratitude my late father-in-law, George Younce, who served in the 82nd Airborne. To honor our Veterans, I’d like to tell you a quick personal story that is very close to the EHSS family.
Our very own David Griffith has two sons, Zach and Sean. I have known them since they were little kids and I have watched both of them grow up into fine young men. The oldest, Zach, enlisted in the military a little over 6 years ago. He has served in special operations all around the world. Much of what he has done has been very secretive. There have been times when David (his father) would get a text from Zach saying nothing more than, “Pray! And PRAY NOW!” David of course would be beside himself with fear and worry. Many nights, on the bus, we would go to bed praying for Zach and all the men and women who are in harms way. My prayer was always simple, but very much heart felt: “Lord, protect Zach and send him home soon. Just get him home!”
Well, this past November (2014), as we were recording our Happy People DVD in Wabash, Indiana, we surprised David with a visit from Zach. Zach made it home! Here is a new video we just put together. It includes that moment when Zach came home. This new video was just produced to honor all those who have, and those who still are “Fighting To Go Home!"
To all the Vets: I hope you all know just how much you mean to us! You have been overworked and underpaid. We know this! I wish I could do more to honor you. So, from the hearts of some grateful Gospel singers, we honor you today!