Summary: Anyone who has ever helped the cause of the Kingdom of God will one day be remembered, while sometimes we may forget the things we do for the Lord, He never forgets. There are still great chapters being written and recorded for the advancement of the wo
The Greatest “Memorial” ever known!
Tomorrow is “Memorial Day”. For most people it is just some much needed time off from the busy work schedule,
For others, it’s being able to attend or watch the greatest spectacle in motor racing, known as the Indy. 500
It is a day, that the true meaning of, is mostly overlooked and sometimes forgotten.
It’s the day once a year we set aside, to remember those who gave their lives, so we can enjoy all the freedoms they fought so hard for.
In the Civil War, 365,000 Northern soldiers were killed, and 133,000 soldiers from the South died.
The most American lives ever killed in one war. Over the word called Freedom.
In World War One, 116,000 American soldiers died. In World War Two, 407,000 American soldiers died.
54,000 American soldiers died in Korea, 58,000 died in Vietnam, 148 died during Desert Storm.
In Iraq, the Results & Statistics as of: april 26, 2011 \ 4,452 US Soldiers Killed, 32,074 Seriously Wounded
And the death toll, continues to rise in the Afghanistan ongoing conflict, almost on a daily basis.
Over a million Americans have died in wars fighting for the freedom that we enjoy.
Over 42,348,000 both men and women of all ages, have served our country during the time of war. (42 million, 348 thousand people fought for our freedom)
While we remember and honor the fallen soldiers, I would like to say thank you to all who have served to make this land Free!
They were all hero’s, because they were all willing to lay it on the line for the cause, for the love of their country and fellow man.
TBS. there is no greater love than this!
John 15:13 NKJ.
13. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
As a kid, I can remember watching movies of a WWII war hero, named Audie Murphy
Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 – May 28, 1971)
He was a fifth grade dropout from an extremely poor family who became the most decorated American soldier of World War II.
He wanted to join the cause so much so, he lied about his age and joined at just 17 yrs. Old, although the Army thought He was 18 at the time.
During the twenty-seven months he saw in action in the European Theatre, he received the Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor,
along with 32 additional U.S. and foreign medals and citations, including five from France and one from Belgium
On Jan. 25 1945 at the age of 19, he was promoted to company commander, the next day, his unit participated in the battle at Holtzwihr, France.
After fighting for some time, Murphy's unit was reduced to an effective strength of 19 out of 128.
Murphy sent all of the remaining men to the rear while he shot at the Germans until he ran out of ammunition.
He then climbed aboard an abandoned, burning tank and used its .50 caliber machine gun to cut down the German infantry,
including one full squad of German infantry who crawled in a ditch to within 100 feet of his position.
Although he was wounded in the leg, he nonetheless continued his nearly single-handed battle for almost an hour.