Click on this picture to enlarge it and you will see it is made from 25,000 officers and men at Camp Dix New Jersey, General Hugh L. Scott Commander. The only date on the picture is 1918.
I thought of doing a red-white and blue hullabaloo sort of post for Independence day, but this picture really touched me. Seeing all these brave men dressed in hot uniforms pressed together like sardines, but still staying in formation in order to form this unique likeness of the Liberty Bell shows the kind of dedication and loyalty our troops are made of.
As far as bravery is concerned, well just try to imagine what our troops are doing today. As far as I am concerned, they are the ultimate in bravery and should be honored and respected by all.
Liberty means freedom from slavery and captivity. Today our troops are laying their lives on the line to insure that this same freedom which was so costly to achieve will not be snatched from us by the enemy. What can I do to show my appreciation? At the very least, I can pray for their safety and success.
Two hundred and thirty-one years ago on July 4th, the Declaration Of Independence was signed, making us a free nation. We celebrate the birthday of the United States of America and give thanks to the Almighty for the blessing of living in such a wonderful country.
Freedom has a price. A very dear price. Please remember to pray for our brave troops as you celebrate exactly what they are fighting to retain.
LIBERTY AND FREEDOM FOR ALL |