Friday, May 27, 2011
Thomas More Law Center Honors Our Fallen on this Memorial Day
Friday, May 27, 2011
Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes throughout our nation’s history “who gave the last full measure of devotion” to their nation. Mere words cannot capture the enormity of their sacrifice or the anguish of loved ones they left behind.
Let us take this time to remember and pray for our troops who have died in battle and for their loved ones who still mourn their great loss.
Let us also pray for our troops who are in harm’s way today.
I want to remember the sacrifices of Captain Michael Martino, USMC, and Major Gerald Bloomfield, USMC, who died in defense of their country. Their honorable names are memorialized at the foot of the Mt. Soledad Cross.
I close this Memorial Day message with a favorite poem by Marine Chaplain Father Dennis Edward O’Brien, which pays tribute to our courageous soldiers for their service in protecting the fundamental liberties guaranteed by our Constitution:
It is the Soldier
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
God bless America.
President and Chief Counsel
Thomas More Law Center
Christian prayer is allowed at Memorial Day ceremony, click here.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I will trust. --
Hymn, "A Mighty Fortress," click here.
"Let us be thankful for the liberty that allows people of all faiths to worship or not worship according to the dictates of their conscience, and let us be thankful for the many other freedoms and blessings that we often take for granted."
In the proclamation, he acknowledged that "Prayer has played an important role in the American story and in shaping our Nation's leaders" and that "from the earliest years of our country's history, Congress and Presidents have set aside days to recognize the role prayer has played in so many definitive moments in our history."
White House Proclamation
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- ▼ 2011 (19)
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- Albrecht Durer
- America helps Israel
- Cambrian Explosion
- Christian Crusades
- Fate of the Apostles
- George Washington - Man of Providence
- Johnny Appleseed
- Judge not that ye be not judged
- Legacy of a great man - Herbert C. Hoover
- Long Live Israel
- Man of rare moral conviction - Joseph McCarthy
- Narcissa Whitman
- Obama is member of a race once officially considered only 3/5 of a person
- Parody - The Patriotic Ghosts
- Salem witchcraft trials
- Someday we'll face eternity
- St. Constantine and the Cross
- St. Patrick
- Statue of Liberty
- The Power of Prayer
- Too good not to share
- Upcoming Oscar Sunday 2014, and one song has already earned a unique place in history
- Who are the Palestinians