Newsletter: Peace Be With You

Art Fettig’s Monday Morning Memo

December 25, 2017

In This Issue

o Peace Be With You
o Say Something Good
o Points to Ponder
o A Little Humor
o Quote
o To Subscribe

Peace Be With You

Armistice agreement

Armistice agreement – July 27, 1953 – “insure a complete cessation of hostilities…”

“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”  I keep thinking about how I prayed for peace when I was on the front lines in Korea. We knew that there was talk of a cease fire and peace negotiations between the U. N. and North Korea but the fighting continued. Then in November when I was wounded in action I kept on praying for peace. I remember my elation and how I prayed with thanks as that plane took me from Taegu General Hospital to the airport in Kobe, Japan and then I moved on to Kobe General Hospital for some surgery. That was November of 1951 and in early 1953 when I returned home and was discharged from the Army, we were still praying for that cease fire.  Finally, the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, and was designed to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved.” Now as we come to the end of 2017 no “final peaceful settlement” has been achieved.  I’m still praying for peace on earth.  Would you join me?”

Say Something Good

Well here it is the end of another year and we’ve turned out another 52 Monday Morning Memos. We’ve come up with 52 Good things to write about and sometimes it has been a struggle, not because the good things don’t surround us but because we take so many for granted. The mere fact that we can share our opinions is itself a blessing. It comes under the heading of Freedom of Speech. We attend the church of our choosing and that isn’t possible in many of the places we’ve visited. I am often bewildered by the world which surrounds me but old folks have forever been astounded by the doings of the young.  I thank God that I am blessed to be an American and for the unbounded opportunities I have enjoyed living as an American.  May God Bless America and bring us world Peace.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Points to Ponder

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” Steve Maraboli

A Little Humor

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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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