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  • The Gettysburg Address  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,007 views

    THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so ...read more

  • I Can't Always Remember Everything  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,379 views

    I CAN'T ALWAYS REMEMBER EVERYTHING Remembering is sometimes hard work. There were three old sisters who lived together. One sister got up to go to bed, and half way up the stairs she stopped and asked "was I going up or was I coming down" One sister replied with a hint of aggravation, "you ...read more

  • Memorial Day Is An Official Holiday In Most ...  PRO

    Contributed by David Whitten on May 28, 2002
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,564 views

    “Memorial Day is an official holiday in most states of the United States. It was observed on May 30 until 1971, when for federal employees,, the date was changed to the last Monday in May. With the exception of Louisiana, all states observing Memorial Day adopted the change. It is also known as ...read more

  • I Heard A Story That Probably Has More Truth Than ...  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 5 ratings
     | 801 views

    I heard a story that probably has more truth than fiction. It is about an employer who brought his employees in once a month for a pep talk. He would inform them of the future plans of the company, & try to excite them about their work so that they would be enthusiastic about what they were ...read more

  • The Origins Of Veterans Day  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 4, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,341 views

    THE ORIGINS OF VETERANS DAY In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans. Similar ceremonies occurred ...read more

  • Remember Me  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 8, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,219 views

    REMEMBER ME Lately I have become concerned about the people I represent. I no longer see the Pride in your eyes that I once seen when I traveled down your streets in the Veterans Day parades and on the 4th of July. The people that once saluted me and those that held their hand over their heart ...read more

  • St. Valentine - Valentinus -- Christian Martyr, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Gary Kins on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
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    St. Valentine - Valentinus -- Christian martyr, c270 A.D. -- "Valentine was the name of a young man who lived in Rome during reign of Claudius II when Christians were being persecuted. Although he was not a Christian, he helped them, but he was caught and put into prison. In prison he became a ...read more

  • Trememdous Loss

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2003
    based on 1 rating
     | 642 views

    TREMEMDOUS LOSS Of the 16.5 million soldiers who served in WWII there are only 5 million left & their number is decreasing at the rate of 1,100 a day. This is a tremendous loss because others will never know what WWII was about from a ...read more

  • The Parents Of A Young Soldier Killed In Action ...  PRO

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 806 views

    The parents of a young soldier killed in action gave their church a gift of money as a memorial to their son. During the presentation service, the mother of another soldier whose son was overseas whispered to her husband, “Let’s give the same amount for our son.” “What’s the matter with you?” he ...read more

  • Wikipedia On Memorial Day

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 26, 2008
     | 1,180 views

    Wikipedia tells us this about Memorial Day: "Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their ...read more

  • History And Purpose Of Memorial ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
     | 1,364 views

    History and Purpose of Memorial Day We set aside time in America each year to remember some of the important dates of our history. Tomorrow is one of those days: Memorial Day. On May 30, 1868, our country observed the first day memorializing those who had fallen in battle during the Civil War. It ...read more

  • William

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
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    William "Fighting Mac" McKenzie, WWI Chaplain Hero and Salvation Army Commander Heroes from WWI, William “Fighting Mac” McKenzie (12/1869-26/7/1947) Pstor Col Stringer reveiled the Australian Heros to us by his research, today I share it with you. Who are your personal heroes? Who do you look ...read more

  • Four Freedoms

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 27, 2010
     | 1,100 views

    FOUR FREEDOMS In January 1941, when the flames of war were consuming Europe and the Far East, President Roosevelt addressed Congress. In that address, he said some things about freedom that has echoed down through the years. The address, now known as the "Four Freedoms" address, contained ...read more

  • Memorial Day: Remember The Martyrs

    Contributed by Jason Bonnicksen on Jun 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,643 views

    MEMORIAL DAY: REMEMBER THE MARTYRS It’s honorable and fitting this morning we remember the sacrifice of our nation’s great veterans, who gave their lives on battlefields abroad and here at home. By some estimates, nearly 1.3 million Americans have shed their blood and died for freedom’s cause. ...read more

  • Labor Day?

    Contributed by Larry Kettle on Sep 6, 2011
     | 1,371 views

    LABOR DAY? The title of the Labor Day Holiday always intrigued me as a child. "I asked my mother once why they called it 'Labor Day' if everybody just took off from work?" She ...read more

  • Perfect Day For Evil

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 13, 2011
     | 959 views

    PERFECT DAY FOR EVIL As I gave the opening prayer at Charlotte Motor Speedway to Honor 9/11, I met this man in a Fireman’s’ uniform with a New York accent. The Speedway had flown in three men who had been First Responders that day 10 years ago. This man gave me a chilling account of his day. ...read more

  • Labor Day And Our Divine Union

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 4, 2012
     | 1,504 views

    LABOR DAY AND OUR DIVINE UNION I’ve heard that Labor Day was first celebrated in Boston on Sept 5, 1882. It wasn’t until 1894 that it became a federal holiday. That was an effort encouraged by President Grover Cleveland to reconcile with the labor movement and prevent further violence. You ...read more

  • A Taxing Story  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 3, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,605 views

    A TAXING STORY My friend was trying to teach his fifth-grade son the value of tithing. The boy listened attentively only to say, "I still don’t understand why you have to pay taxes." My friend replied, "Because the Bible says we must give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and ...read more

  • Is It Worth The View?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
    based on 8 ratings
     | 991 views

    IS IT WORTH THE VIEW? In May of 2001, Congress heard a final vote on a monument that will be erected on the Washington Mall to honor those who fought in World War II. The vote was 400-15. However, it took longer to decide on the location than it did to fight the war. The turf war is over ...read more

  • What I'll Be Doing For Memorial Day  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 19, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,053 views

    WHAT I'LL BE DOING FOR MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day is a rough day for me. It’s a day of remembering. Remembering can be curse when you’ve spent years trying to forget. It’s even worse when you get mad at yourself for not being able to remember. It’s strange that you forget so many things you ...read more