Post 186 - Chaplain’s letter, June & July, 2016
Hello Post 186 Legionnaires. I’m sure you have wondered why a newsletter has not been posted for a while. Here’s your sign. We were on vacation, and I needed additional rest. Yes, Chaplains, Preachers, Pastors, Etc. are human and we function as humans, not robots as some seem to think. I have admonished some of my friends who are in ministry to find time to restore, and for some, to have a day of rest. Often the mission blinds a person to think that they must be on duty 24/7. Big mistake, because they burn out and often are no longer open to the calling of God. Are you praying for the one you trust to meet your Spiritual needs? Satan’s plan is to kick the feet out from under that individual because he/she is sharing God’s word and inspired wisdom. “The prayers of the saint’s avails much”.
These two months have been filled with many historic military and patriot days. Here’s the list: June 4th, battle of Midway began; June 6th, D-Day; June 14th, Flag Day; June 22nd, G.I. Bill signed; June 25th, Korean War began; July 4th, Independence Day; July 26th, Americans with disabilities Act signed; and July 27th, Korean War ended. Our Post was active as we shared in different capacities to bring honor during some of these events.
Once again, I had the privilege of offering the prayer during the American Pride March held at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach. How impressive to look out from the stage and see our flag being carried by people who volunteered as they sat on the beach or near the event. What a difference from what we see in the news of people who are standing on our flag or burning it. If they only knew the story of the “Star Spangled Banner”. The flag never hit the ground when the British were bombarding Fort Henry. Not because the flag pole hadn’t been hit time and time again, but because men held the pole up and died doing it. To disrespect what men, women, and children have fought for is pitiful to say the least. When our politicians refuse to defend it, that’s a travesty. We face a major decision this year as to how our Country will be governed. Having served my Nation for four years, I want to see God honored and our Flag flying high. I’m sure each of you have the same sentiments. We are truly blessed to live in a land that offers freedom.
Sick call as of July 29th: Tim McMorrow; Frank Rettig; Hawk Finnemore
Taps as of July 29th: None