Quote: John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address Jan. 20, 1961 “…my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Finally, whether
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 4, 2005
In 1954, Earl Warren, who was to become one of the most controversial chief justices of the Supreme Court said, “I believe that no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the good book and the
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 4, 2005
Henry W. Grady was speaking on the greatness of America, and he said, “I have stood by Hampton Roads in Chesapeake Bay, and saw there deployed the great naval strength of America. And then, on the shore, the parading might of our armies. And as I looked at the navy and as I looked at the army, I
Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jul 6, 2005
The founders of our nation knew the great cost of freedom. Yet they willingly put themselves on the line for the idea of liberty that springs eternal in the human heart. Signing the Declaration of Independence became a death warrant for those who affixed their signatures. Fifty-six men signed
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 22, 2008
OUR FLAG IS A BANNER
In February of 1945 Joe Rosenthal pulled out his camera and clicked a photo that would later become the most reproduced photograph in the history of photography: Five young Marines planting the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. The photo of these young men raising the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
The most memorable 4th of July celebration for me happened at Fort Devens, Massachusetts in 1986. The fireworks are usually excellent at any military base for the 4th of July, but that is not what I remember.
The cannons shooting at the playing of the 1812 Overture was impressive, but not the
So what should we do about people who won’t take responsibility for their own actions? I believe the answer is simple:
Set them free.
Give them the freedom to make their own decisions, to face the consequences of their own acts, to see for themselves what their
FOURTH OF JULY THOUGHTS
A Quote from Band of Brothers: "They depended on each other. And the world depended on them."
I say, "We need to depend on each other so that our community and country can depend on us."
Quote from Band of Brothers: "There Was A Time When The World Asked Ordinary Men To
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
ELIZABETH GRISCOM: FREEDOM CREATES COURAGE
On January 1, 1752, Samuel and Rebecca Griscom gave birth to a baby girl they named Elizabeth. Elizabeth grew up a Quaker in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing her formal education, Elizabeth went on to work as an apprentice to John Webster, a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 24, 2009
WHY WE CELEBRATE THE 4TH
But there is a reason why we celebrate on the 4th and we can’t forget that! It was the day the day the colonies declared their independence from England. Freedom was declared in some famous words of the Declaration of Independence, which starts:
We hold these truths
Contributed by James May on Apr 27, 2001
In the year 1836, the Republic of Texas was fighting for its life after some very costly battles with the Mexican General Santa Anna. In the opening days of this campaign to reclaim Texas for Mexico, Santa Anna had to face the Texians, as they were called then, at a lonely mission outpost known as
Contributed by Howard Flynn on May 17, 2001
Come with me in your imagination to the battlefield of Saratoga in New York where in 1777 two battles of the Revolutionary War took place. You will notice on that battlefield an obelisk or pillar standing as a monument to what happened there. At the base are four deep niches for the bronze figures
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on May 29, 2001
Two of our greatest presidents said some pretty important statements about the Bible. George Washington said, “It is impossible to righteously govern the world without God and the Bible.” President Ronald Reagan said, “Within the covers of one single book, the Bible, are all
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
A NATIONAL PRAYER OF REPENTANCE
Joe Wright is the pastor of Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS. On January 23, 1996, He was asked to be the guest chaplain for the Kansas State House in Topeka. He prayed a prayer of repentance that was written by Bob Russell, pastor of Southeast
Contributed by Steve Malone on Jun 18, 2001
In the movie Brave Heart, Mel Gibson plays the role of a man from Scotland whose name was Wallace. It was a great movie - very graphic in the battle scenes, but it really gave you a feel of what battles were like back in those days.
Wallace was trying to win Scotland’s freedom from the cruel
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Sep 14, 2001
Until TuesdaySeptember 11th, the bloodiest day in U.S. history was Sept. 17, 1862, when about 4,700 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War battle of Antietam. Pearl Harbor killed 2,388 Americans, and
Contributed by Daniel Becker on Sep 15, 2001
A short distance from the Pentagon, inscribed with an iron stylus on blocks of granite, the walls of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington proclaim the words of our third President,
“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in
Contributed by Daniel Becker on Sep 15, 2001
“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy
Contributed by Michael Gibney on Jun 8, 2002
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2002
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?
In a recent Constitution Poll commissioned by the National Constitution Center, fewer than 50 percent of the respondents knew how many U.S. Senators there are; only 6 percent could name the four rights guaranteed by the First Amendment; and 84 percent thought the