This week will commemorate our beloved country's birthday. Last month we had the pleasure of being in Washington DC for a special Marine concert at a historic marine base in the heart of the Capitol. I have not written about that event, but thought it most appropriate to share some of that with you all today.
Ted hasn't had the chance to upload any of our personal pictures of that special evening, so I will post the link to the Marine base website and you can read the history with all it's pomp and circumstance.
(Blogger is not letting me post this as a link so just copy and paste it into your browser search engine.)
I had never heard of this marine barracks in our nation's capitol, and being from a family of Marines it was such an honor to get to be there for that evening concert.
We met Ted's friend at the front gate, bypassed security check lines due to his rank and status and headed to the grandstand seating. After obtaining our seats in the farthest end of the VIP section, we headed to the lavoratory so as not to miss anything when the show began. As we went back to our original seating area, we could not locate Ted or his friend. After searching further down the stands, we found them in the VIP section closest to the center of the field, right next to the seating area for all of the elected officials and military elite.
Words can not express the atmosphere and the patriotism that permeated that parade ground that evening. The respect and honor given to our military, flag, country, and heroes was something we will never forget.
(Remember you will need to copy and paste this link into your browser search bar)
At the closing of the concert, they lowered the flag and played TAPS..... I was struck by such a solemn, horrendous thought. Are they playing TAPS for our country????
I have pondered that sorrowful thought as I see the politics and media sending our nation into a spiritual abyss. This morning our Pastor made another illustration that pounded the same thought home. It's as if we as Christians here in the US are watching our beloved country go by in a funeral procession--and it means NOTHING to us.
Soldiers! awake.... it's time to fight for our country, our freedoms, our Faith, don't give in to defeat and enemy propaganda!!
ONWARD Christian Soldiers!!!
As I was doing a search for this picture posted below I accidentally typed " the Untied States of America" ..... Let's stay UNITED.... and never become "untied".