A friend sent me this in an email. These words are too important to not pass them on.
Lest we forget.
The following passage is from a sermon by John Hagee:
I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at
Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands
barefoot in the snow,starved from lack of food, wounded from months of
battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family,
surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands though, with
fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and
disgust and tells us this...
I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your
children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay
at home because it rains.
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain
silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has
stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.
It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is
draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect
us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in Your Name, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Prayer Wheel: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a
prayer for our US ground troops in Afghanistan, AND all over this world.
There is nothing attached.... This can be very powerful.... Just send this
to all the people in your address book. Do not stop the wheel, please....
Of all the gifts you could give a US Soldier, Prayer is the very best
We, as Americans, have so much for which to be grateful.....not just this
time of year but every day all year thru......Bless each and every one of you.