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Patron Saint of Soldiers

By DaveS | September 26, 2008

St. George MedalsI often receive emails and comments from soldiers and their families. Each one of them is most often very touching and heartfelt. A while back, the mother of 2 sons serving in the military purchased a St. George medal for each of them shortly before they were deployed to Iraq. Saint George is the very popular patron saint of soldiers. She wrote that they were all she had in the world and hoped that the medals would help to guide and protect them and bring them home safely as she did not know what she’d do without them.

I want to thank each and every member of our service men and women for bravely and proudly serving our country. I want to thank all of your families for what you do and they endure for your service.

I’m not an overtly religious man but do have my beliefs. I pray because I choose to. One prayer I particularly like is A Prayer For You. I added the prayer to ChainzOnline and read it often. Each time I read it, it’s just as touching as the first. The two names that are listed there are the names of the two sons for whom the medals were purchased.

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2 Responses to “Patron Saint of Soldiers”

  1. Chris Says:
    April 12th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I also purchased a medal of St.George for my best friend that was being deployed for Iraq in June of last year. I had ordered it, and it was on backorder so I did not know if he would get it in time before he left. It was delivered on the day of his deployment, and I gave it to him before he went over seas. I have since received photos of him and wouldn’t you know, he is still wearing the medal along with his dog tags. It makes me feel pretty special knowing that it was just a small spiritual token is a part of his everyday. He tells me that there are times that he misses home so much that he closes his eyes, holds on to the medal, and prays for a safe return home. I am blessed to be associated with such a brave individual.

  2. DaveS Says:
    April 13th, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Hi Chris

    Thank you for sharing such a touching story.

    I think we’re all blessed to have such brave men and women serving our country. My hopes for a safe return for your best friend and all the other loved ones serving our country.

    Dave

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