I remember, in a time not so distant, being led by a teacher in a line of class mates to stand outside a two-room wooden schoolhouse where we gazed into the blue morning sky and lifted our voices and solemnly recited the pledge of allegiance to our American flag.
I stood in awe as a child, but as an adult the sight of a fluttering flag floods my heart with pride.
Today it reminds me of all those men and women who willingly and bravely serve our country and the familiar motto: "They all gave — but some gave all!"
Now with joyful hearts, let us, as proud Americans, lift our voices to God, thanking Him for all those who continue to serve.
Jesus said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
~ PMC Chaplain Tommy England may be reached at 606-218-3969.