BILL STEWART RECEIVES LEGACY AWARD
Post 186 – Chaplain’s letter, September 2018
The history this month includes many monumental events. On the 2nd, Japan surrendered in 1945. On the 11th, the twin towers fell in New York city. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to our National anthem on the 14th day of 1814. Our Constitution was approved on the 17th day of 1787, 11 years after we declared our independence. On the 18th day of 1947, the Air Force became independent of the Army. We recognize the POW/MIA on the 21st day. The V.F.W. was established on the 29th day of 1899. The Gold Star Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 30th.
There was another monumental day, and that was when God allowed the earth to be covered with water. In the Book of Genesis (9:11), God made a covenant with Noah and his descendants. “And I establish my covenant with you; and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood, neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth.” He placed the rainbow in the sky as His promise to us.
Today, North and South Carolina are reeling from flood waters that have covered much of the land. People are looking up and wondering, why did you go back on your word, God? You must look at what His promise was, and that was not to allow a flood to destroy the earth. What has flooded is a fraction of the earth. Our minds cannot comprehend the pictures we see taken by planes or drones. It seems like the earth has been destroyed.
What we face now is how we can help those who have lost so much. What I would like to encourage you to consider is buying one of our raffle tickets that will be on sale October 1st. 100% of the proceeds will be used to help veterans.