https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YvSHBCTeeA In honor of all those who have fallen in service to the United States of America, I was honored to take part in such a ceremony yesterday morning in Bloomington, Illinois. I was there serving as Chaplain and offering prayers in behalf of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454 and American Legion Post … Continue reading Three Volleys and Taps for Memorial Day
On Memorial day I always try to take some time to thank God for the freedoms I have as an American citizen and for the men and women who have given their lives so that I could continue to have these freedoms. I also try to remember to pray for the many service members who … Continue reading Honoring My Brother on Memorial Day
Holy Father, As we Christians remember those who have given their lives in defense of our country, let us not fail to remember that ours is ultimately a heavenly country (Heb. 11:8-16) and that our true citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20). And let us not, therefore, fail to remember those who have given their … Continue reading A Memorial Day Prayer
This speech and video were done by Ray Reed, a fellow member of my local VFW Post 454. It gives the perspective of a Viet Nam veteran on the meaning of Memorial Day.
Although it has been two days since Memorial Day, I thought I would share some thoughts I had while celebrating that holiday this year, especially since there have been some recently who have questioned my patriotism due to my stance on the American Revolution. For, as regular readers of this blog already know, back in February I wrote … Continue reading A Memorial Day Reflection on Christian Patriotism