Monday, May 27, 2019
Welcome to my Monday Blog, my dear Friends. Today is a very special day – It’s Memorial Day and the one specific day in America that we stop to thank all those who are presently serving in our military and especially to thank, honor and remember our fallen military heros!
What is the military, anyway? The United States of America is made up of five armed service branches which consist of: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Gurad. The United States operates in over 100 countries, including the U.K., Germany, Italy, Bahrain, Brazil, South Korea, Australia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Japan, just to name a few.
The President of the United States is the Commander in Chief, who is responsibile for all final decisions. The Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD) has control over the military and each branch, except the Coast Gurad, which is under the Department of Homeland Security. With over 2 million civilian and military empoyees, the DoD is the worlds’ largest “company”.
As long as our America the Beautiful stands, WE, her citizens must be devoted and diligent to her sovernity. Without this, we cannot be the Greatest Country on Earth – Have you read our incredible Bill of Rights, lately? This is what today, MEMORIAL DAY is all about, becasue this is what our soldiers lay down their lives for every day, as they fight to protect these Rights for us, the American citizens.
- Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press
- The Right to Bear Arms
- The Housing of Soldiers
- Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures
- Protections of Rights to Life, Liberty and Property
- Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases
- Rights in Civil Cases
- Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishnments Forbidden
- Other Rights Kept by the People
- Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People
Make no mistake about it, nor take these rights for granted, because we wouldn’t have them were it not for our fallen heros and those heros who continue to fight our battles for us. They go into harms way and some never return. Oh, the horror and pain of it all that they face for us.
Today, may we all get down on our knees and pay homage to our fallen heros and their families. They have paid the utimate price for our freedoms. May we humble ourselves on this Memorial Day as we remember and honor all of them, their families and their unthinkable sacrifices they make for the rest of us. May our gracious God in heaven have mercy on them all.
My prayer for us all this week is that in the coming days and beyond, when we’re in the presence of an AMERICAN SOLDIER, let’s take one minute, walk over and THANK that American Soldier for their service and sacrifices for the rest of us. Don’t think twice about it, don’t hesitate, just do it! You could think about this, though – what if you were that soldier?
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
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