On his farm, Doug Schmidgall created a unique display of appreciation for military veterans. Using a 20-foot-wide disc that he attached to the back of his tractor, he carved out the heartwarming words “Thank You Troops” on a hill near the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport serving Springfield, Illinois.
According to Illinois’ State Journal-Register, the farmer’s grateful message stretched across a hill about seven football fields wide and 100 yards tall.
Schmigdall, who has two sons in the military, says that whenever he sees a veteran he makes a point to shake his or her hand and say thank you. “They all deserve it,” he affirmed.
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of eternal life, to which you were called. (1 Timothy 6:12)
Help us, Lord, to keep the men and women who serve in the military in our thoughts and prayers.