SERMON: “4TH OF JULY AMERICA TRIBUTE”


 

SERMON:  “4TH OF JULY AMERICA TRIBUTE” – Ed Waller

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Sermon for Independence Day


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SERMON:  “Jim Pepper speaks about Medal of Honor recipients and Interim Pastor David Park gives a message about Independence Day.”

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SONG:  “God Bless America” by Kate Smith

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HAVE A PRAYERFUL FOURTH OF JULY!


Independence Day Poem

9/11 Poem

This poem was written to show how strong our country is and will always be as long as we continue to keep hold of the true values it was built on.

Destruction Is Our Strength

© Dani McLain
4..3..2..1..We fall.
Crashing on to our weakened knees and pray.
Smoke fills the unstained air,
As our screams are drowned out
By the silence of the unknown.Remembered-not,
Are the gorgeous sun rays that warmed the earth,
Not the way the autumn breeze
Calmed the frigid sky.
We forget-not the way our lives were
R O C K E D,
S H A K E N
and D E S T R O Y E D
By the incompetence of crazed maniacs.

Our nation is scorned when the first tower falls.
S T U N N E D,
F R A N T I C
and left S P E E C H L E S S.
As the second plane collides
Into the little pride we have left,
Our mouths drop in disbelief.

All we can do is stand back
And watch while reality is stripped bare;
As hearts are demolished by every stone
That separates them for loved ones…
We are reborn into hell.

We have fallen a-long-side our monuments
And the nation’s pride is consumed by flames.
While our enemies cheer as debris hit the ground
And celebrate out blood stained streets.

We by the destruction of our nation
Are given the strength to fight back.

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/destruction-is-our-strength#ixzz36FihEQpE
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SONG:  God Bless the USA© by lee Greenwood

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY 2013!


CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION

JULY 4, 2013

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GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT WE LOVE!
GOD BLESS AMERICA, LAND THAT WE LOVE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! We are 237 years old!  We look back on a history fighting for “government of the people and by the people.” Thirteen colonies of England defied King George 3 and formed a new nation, a confederacy of 13 states. [Thank you France for your role.]  Soon the confederacy was abandoned and we became a republic with a federal government which continues to evolve in power and reach. Although the black splotch of slavery is a part of our history, black Americans have reached all levels of society and the military.  We now have a US President who is half black and half white. More and more civil rights are being recognized for oppressed minorities. Just days ago, the US Supreme Court extended the civil rights of LGBT Americans who want the joy and benefits of marriage.  Although we experience a sluggish economy, we enjoy the largest economy in the world.  We remain the only super power in the world.  Our President is revered as “The Leader of the Free World.”

So, enjoy your BBQs and cookouts. Sing along to patriotic songs at the town square.  Be amazed by the splendiferous fireworks in person and on PBS TV.   In all ways,  enjoy being an A M E R I C A N !

TODAY IN HISTORY, JULY 3


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THANK GOD FOR YOUR FREEDOM.

 IT’S A BLESSED THING!

 

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY 2012!


CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION

JULY 4, 2012

FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS behind the Washington Monument

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! We are 235 years old!  We look back on a history fighting for “government of the people and by the people.” Thirteen colonies of England defied King George 3 and formed a new nation, a confederacy of 13 states. [Thank you France for your role.]  Soon the confederacy was abandoned and we became a republic with a federal government which continues to evolve in power and reach. Although the black splotch of slavery is a part of our history, black Americans have reached all levels of society and the military.  We now have a US President who is half black and half white. More and more civil rights are being recognized for oppressed minorities. Although we experience a looming economic crisis, we enjoy the largest economy in the world.  We remain the only super power in the world.  Our President is revered as “The Leader of the Free World.”

So, enjoy your BBQs and cookouts. Sing along to patriotic songs at the town square.  Be amazed by the splendiferous fireworks in person and on PBS TV. In all ways enjoy being an A M E R I C A N !


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Time to hoist the flag! June 14, 2012…or all week!


 

What do people do?

Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.

Many people in the United States honor this day by displaying the American flag at homes and public buildings. Other popular ways of observing this holiday include: flag-raising ceremonies; Flag Day services; school quizzes and essay competitions about the American flag; musical salutes; street parades; and awards for special recognition.

Organizations such as The National Flag Day Foundation are actively involved in coordinating activities centered on the event and keeping the flag’s traditions alive. Following Flag Day is Honor America Days, a 21-day period through to Independence Day (July 4) to honor America. During this period, people hold public gatherings and activities to celebrate and honor the nation.

Public life

Although Flag Day is a nationwide observance, it is not a public holiday in many parts of the United States. It is a legal holiday in a few areas in the USA, such as Montour County in Pennsylvania. [Quote]

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