Testimony of Healing and God's Army


Recently my wife and I stayed at Shades of Green, an Armed Forces resort located in Disney World. Purchased by the Army, Shades of Green is designated for military personnel, retirees and veterans and their families. Although located within Disney Park, the deluxe resort sits in the middle of Disney’s Magnolia golf course. Because of its location, it has the feel of a rustic charm of a quiet country inn.

I found healing at Shades of Green. While in the Marines, I walked “point in Vietnam for 11 months. Although I never received physical injury, the physiological trauma of war and stress of walking point extracted a toll. The demeaning hostile reception we received by hateful protestors, as we departed the USS Kennedy in San Diego, the ship that brought us back from Vietnam, crushed our dignity.

The honor and respect at Shades of Green my wife and I experienced, made us feel welcomed, appreciated and at home. Although the military breeds discipline, strategic focus with a mission, the atmosphere at this resort was that of a caring family. The time we spent at the Disney parks was a time of fun and relaxation. After walking all day, we enjoyed our evenings dining at one of three Shades of Green on-site restaurants and soaking our tired legs in the hot tub by the heated pool.

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