“On the Wings of Heroes”

I just finished reading “On the Wings of Heroes” written by Richard Peck. As my Dad, named Bill, had fought in World War II and often talked about his life on the farm and the times of that period, memories flooded back as the author descriptions unfolded. The story concentrated on those who were left behind while their sons or fathers/husbands went off to war. The times were really tough and the people on the home front had to make many sacrifices while they waited to hear from loved ones fighting abroad. Everything was rationed. The boy in the story worked hard to gather papers and metal for the war effort. When his brother Bill came home from the war on leave, he tried to model him stride for stride for Bill was his hero. His Dad had fought in World War I and had hurt his shoulder and years later still had to have it iced from the pain.


After reading this story I thought of all the families who now stay home and wait for word from Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. They are making sacrifices as well. Their heroes are aboard, and they will face another holiday, Easter, without their loved ones. We pray that each one who sits and waits and those that are abroad this season will be blessed and kept with the arms of Jesus around them. May each be strengthened in body, soul, and spirit.

May each have a Happy Easter, remembering past Easters and looking forward to all that living with Jesus in your heart can bring. HAPPY EASTER TO THE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM THEDAILYLILIES. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR THE USA. YOU ARE OUR HEROES!
Amazon.com: On the Wings of Heroes
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About rko777

I am a novice writer and painter who loves to be creative. I love singing but can't sing without a hymnal, except for children's songs. I love to make up my own songs and love the old hymns. I love to garden and got that love from my Mom and Dad who taught be everything I know from planting to harvesting to canning. I'm happy gardening, walking with my pug, JD Sir Winston Churchill, painting, and crafting. I love to spend Saturday's sitting in my rocker going through a bible study. I love working with elementary school aged children and seeing them use their creative gifts. I have taught Sunday school for a number of years and taught in the public schools for 18 years. I might say I'm retired but I spend most of my time subbing and enjoy it immensely. The kids spark my own creativeness.

6 thoughts on ““On the Wings of Heroes”

  1. Thank you Rena for bringng this book report to us reminding us at this Easter season of what sacrifice means. Jesus the sacrificial lamb made the ultimate sacrifice, set His face as a flint to go to that cross so that we could know freedom. ‘Whom the sons sets free is free indeed.” (John 8:36)
    And I thank our troops and lift up daily prayers for them also for their sacrifice so that we can be free to live and serve a Risen Savior. God bless and care for each of you and your families this Easter season and each day.

  2. Thank you Rena for sharing this wonderful book with us. I would also like to thank our troops for all they do for us. Their dedication and sacrifices make our country what it is today. God Bless our soliders.

  3. thank You Rena for this sharing….and with you and the other lililes I say amen and blessings too to our soliders……

  4. Our young people are giving their todays and their tomorrows in valiant combat for freedom’s sake. What heroes! And what anguish of heart must they have, their mothers and fathers, their wives, and husbands, their children as they await the return of their beloved ones from the the war front. The book of Psalms speaks somewhat in regards to this issue of not only those who go to war but to those who “sit and wait”.
    In Ps. 68:11-12, it says that ‘The Lord gives the Word of power and the women (and or men) who wait at home bear and publish the GOOD NEWS and are a great multitude. The enemies’ armies flee and they who must remain at home divide the spoils, the triumphs and the tragedies of war.”
    But our God is marching on and He is Captain of the host. May our Lord bless, comfort. succor, console and embrace our fighting men and women and those who are left behind to intercede and pray and hope in God for their safe return.

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