“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
Thomas Paine wrote these words more than 240 years ago, yet they are still as prescient and timely today as they were back during the time of the American Revolution. Saturday, May 20, 2017 is Armed Forces Day, a time reserved for us as Americans to celebrate the service and indeed sacrifice of the men and women who wear the uniform in all branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.
It’s a fact that the world these days is getting increasingly more violent and dangerous and yet we Americans can be ever so proud that there is still a courageous lot among us—a bold swath of individuals who are willing to serve their fellow man, to go battle evil in its truest sense all around the globe and stand firm for the enduring hope of freedom. I feel immensely encouraged and at the same time blessed just thinking about these fine men and women. From the bullet-dodging warfighters on the gray lines of battle to the guys and gals loading supplies into cargo planes on the quiet bases in the heartland, you are all significant and worthy of our admiration.
The words of President George Washington still resonate in my own heart as we celebrate America’s Armed Forces and their stalwart members. He said, “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” Let me be clear. On behalf of my family and those of like mind, I want to express that we whole-heartedly appreciate you, we love you. We are with you. Now and always. Thank you for your service and all that you do. You are not forgotten. Each day, we pray that the Hand of Providence will hold you and your fellow servicemen and women strong and secure as well as those beloved folks back home waiting for your safe and speedy return.
God bless you all! And may God bless the USA!
Readers, be sure to check out my new thriller, Artifacts of Conspiracy, the second book in my Warrior Spy Thriller series. It has been compared to books by the likes of Joel C. Rosenberg and other authors of today’s top thrillers in both the Christian fiction and general fiction markets. Go to DonyJayBooks.com for more information.
DONY JAY is a graduate of York College of PA, with a B.S. degree in criminal justice. He serves as a detective for a suburban police department in Pennsylvania. When he’s not reading or writing, Dony loves spending time with his family, staying fit and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. Above all, he’s a follower of Jesus Christ. According to Dony, the tenets of a rich & rewarding life include faith, family and freedom. In that order. He resides in south-central Pennsylvania.
Artifacts of Conspiracy: A Warrior Spy Thriller (Volume 2)
Reagan Rainey was eleven years old when CIA men came to his house and broke the news that his father was dead. And so for the past twenty years, he and his family believed just that. But when a Russian spy named Moses suddenly comes forward and teases a tightly held secret from the past, Rainey’s world is turned upside down.
As part of the ensuing internal CIA investigation, Rainey—Delta Force special operator turned CIA operations officer—is dispatched to Great Britain to find out what really happened to his father and why. After narrowly escaping gunmen in England and an ambush in Spain, Rainey mounts his own operation that will lead readers through the spy-rich streets of Vienna and Prague and to the doorstep of Moscow. And leave Rainey staring face to face with a killer.
In his most daunting mission to date, Rainey will do whatever it takes to discover the truth. For his country, his family and himself. A truth that will challenge the very fiber of his faith and just might shake America to its core.
The Warrior Spy: A Thriller (A Warrior Spy Thriller)
The CIA has a problem. Its best clandestine operatives keep turning up dead. And now, as if things couldn’t get any worse, a Defense Department scientist, specializing in high-energy lasers, has gone missing. America needs answers. And fast.
Delta Force operator Reagan Rainey, on temporary duty assignment with a secret CIA entity known as Directorate Twelve, is tasked to do just that…get answers. But to do so, he not only has to outwit and outmaneuver a dangerous cabal of foreign actors believed to be at the center of it all, he must contend with a deadly assassin who is bent on destroying him.
Relying on his bedrock faith in Almighty God, Rainey is forced to race against the clock to uncover what is really going on and why, before his beloved America is pushed to the brink of war.