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ROCKY (Rocky and Piper enter) Hey, Piper, why do they make a special day
ROCKY Well, once a year we celebrate the animal doctor’s day, that’ll be here
PIPER I think you’re getting “veterans” and “veterinarians” mixed up!
ROCKY There’s a difference? (Piper looks at Rocky’s eyes) Oh, I guess there
PIPER It’s a day we honor our veterans who served in the military.
ROCKY What’re all the different kinds of military that we got?
PIPER We have the army, navy, marines, air force and the coast guard.
PIPER Why don’t we see if we can ask Uncle Beryl about being a soldier in
the army. (Piper looks back stage) Uncle Beryl, could you come here
ROCKY Uncle Beryl, what does Veterans Day mean to you?
BERYL Well, I did get to serve our country by being in the army. I think that
it’s a special honor to be willing to give your life for your country. We
believe in freedom in our country and sometimes we have to fight to
keep our freedom. The thing I like the most is the freedom to go to
BERYL II Timothy 2:3-4 says, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good
the affairs of this life: that he may please him who hath chosen him to
BERYL It means that we can be a soldier for Jesus, too! Jesus wants us to work
hard at being a good soldier and spend time with Him and not get into
BERYL Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” We, as soldiers for Jesus,
need to pray, read the Bible and go to church as often as we can. We
also need to learn and do what’s right for ourselves and to resist the
devil. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the
devil and he will flee from you.”
PIPER Thank you, Uncle Beryl, for telling us about being a good soldier!
PIPER Rocky, do you see now why it’s important to be a soldier?
ROCKY Yes, the devil likes to see us do things that make Jesus sad!
ROCKY By praying, reading the Bible and doing what it says, and going to
PIPER And that will make you a good soldier for Jesus!
ROCKY So, I guess being a good soldier for our country is good, too!
PIPER Yes, it is! Why don’t we sing “Onward Christian Soldier.” (Rocky
and Piper sing the song) Good bye, everybody! Happy Veterinarians,
I mean, happy Veterans Day! (Rocky and Piper begin to exit) Now
you got me saying it, Rocky! (Both say good byes as they exit)
copyright 2008 Terry Price