“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” – David (2nd Samuel 22:2-4)
St. Luke’s would like to give thanks to our fellow members who served our country.
All are invited this Sunday afternoon, November 14 at 3 PM. We will gather around the flagpole at the main entrance of St. Luke’s. We will then enter the sanctuary for a special worship service. Ron Minsaas, Specialist 4, US Army 1959-1962 will provide the message. We will return to the flag pole following worship. May we, who live in freedom, always be grateful to those who helped preserve it:
Paul Angerhofer – Specialist 4, Military Police, US Army 1970-1971
Mark Bergherr – Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, 1974-1982 (Active) 1982-1994 (Reserves)
Gary Blanchard – Hospital Corpsman, 3rd Class, US Navy 1963-67
Craig Brandt – Major, Army Nurse, US Army 1980-1996
Al Buss – Specialist 5, Medical Laboratory, US Army 1961-1964
Warren Carpenter – COX, Construction Battalion, Boatswain, Seabees, US Navy 1944-1946
Patrick Cavanaugh – Hospital Corpsman, 2nd Class, US Navy 1984-1991
Stan Folie – 3rd Class Petty Officer, US Navy 1951-1955
Larry Gamboni – E-5, US Navy 1962-1966
Tom Hayden – Specialist 5, Medic, US Army 1966-1972
Greg Hornicke – Petty Officer 2nd Class, USS Truxton, US Navy 1968-1974
Howard Johnson – Specialist 4, Calvary Scout, US Army 1980-1986
Jim Jore – Staff Sergeant, USS Shanghai, US Navy, US Army National Guard,
US Air National Guard 1963-66 1976-1996
Ken Koeneman – Sergeant, US Air Force 1965-1968
Jack Lindgren – Sergeant, Company Clerk, US Army 1954-1956
Roger Lyson – Machinery Repairman 2nd Class, USS Sierra AD-18, Wm S Standly DLG 32,
US Navy 1971-1975
Ron Minsaas – Specialist 4, US Army 1959-1962
Colin Quinn – Specialist 4, Combat Engineer, US Army National Guard 1966-1972
Matt Roberts – Specialist 4, Mechanized Infantry, US Army 1987-1991
Skylar Roberts – Sergeant, US Marine Corps, 2012-2016
David Roudebush – Chief Warrant Officer – 4, Electronics, US Marine Corps 1966-72,
David Skinner – Lieutenant Commander, US Navy 1979-2002
Mick Thorsland – Specialist 4, US Army National Guard 1970-1976
Deceased in 2020/2021
Dick Ericson – Seaman 1st Class, US Navy 1948-1952
Dick Fawver – Seaman 1st Class, US Navy 1943-1946
Don Witt – Yeoman 3rd Class, US Navy 1947
Veterans Day is Thursday, November 11, 2021.
A VETERANS DAY MESSAGE For each BRANCH OF SERVICE:
To a Marine veteran:
Saying thanks to one of the few and the proud is more than just a privilege. It’s an honor. Semper Fi!
To an Air Force veteran:
Thank you for aiming high — and always staying ready to fly, fight, and win…worldwide.
To an Army veteran:
Honoring your service which reflects the long, proud, distinguished legacy of the U.S. Army.
To a Navy veteran:
With gratitude for your role in protecting the sea lanes…and safeguarding America’s freedom abroad.
To a Coast Guard veteran:
With deep appreciation for your vigilant defense of our shores…and beyond!
Credit to Dave McPeek, himself a veteran of the United States Air Force, has been illustrating, writing, and editing greeting cards for longer than he’d care to admit.