|This was the first thing we saw as we entered the church building.|
The table behind had prayer cards for the families of those who fell in
defending our freedom.
Yesterday at our church, we had a special observance for Memorial Day. Inside each year the church observes three patriotic times of remembrance—Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
Our pastor preached on both our spiritual freedom and our national freedom. He gave statistics of the casualties of the wars in which our nation has fought. I tried to write down the number lost in each war but I couldn’t keep up.
The total of fallen military is 1,500,513. One and a half million men have given their lives so that we can live in peace. So we can travel wherever we want to go. So we can have our homes and celebrate with our families.
He also reminded us that
Jesus Christ died so we could live with Him and with God
when God calls us to heaven. When Jesus
died on the cross, he also forgave us our sins so that we could be free from
the sinful self we have due to our humanity.
On the grounds a display was set up to honor the fallen Hoosier military of the
Wars. There are 140 plus flags, each one with a name on a small cross. It can
be seen from the roads that intersect at the corner of the church grounds. Afghanistan
|"Military Man" a very intricate process to get this guy looking|
|Back View lists the USS Stark casualties as well as the wars. The Korean War fallen are on the top. There are some hologram likenesses of soldiers and the makeshift cross fashioned out of a rifle and helmet.|