For more than 30 years, Bob Welsh was an Ohio State Trooper. Welsh retired at the rank of captain, but has continued to advance the goals of the law enforcement profession. Welsh has taken pride in being an inspirational speaker and storyteller. We are living in a time where the need for inspiration is great. For several years Welsh has inspired others with his poem “My Christmas Eve.” We are proud to share it with you this Christmas Eve.
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
The Gift of Service
This Christmas Eve, we thank all those officers, deputies and state troopers on patrol this very day. We are grateful for those who have retired and returned safely home to their families. We salute all those who gave the most precious gift that anyone can give.
We pray for peace in our homes and in our streets. We remain mindful: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9, NIV).
Merry Christmas Eve.
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