Monday, May 29, 2017

CHPP Memorial Day Tribute "Praying for All in Authority" Monday, May 29, 2017

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
P.O. Box 5152
Herndon, VA 20172-1970
Memorial Day Tribute
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, May 29, 2017

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President Trump Honors Memorial Day

President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief-laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The president gave his first Memorial Day address, after laying the wreath, like so many presidents before him, as part of the ceremony to remember, and honor, the men and women who died fighting for the United States of America.

"Thank you for joining us as we honor the brave warriors who gave their lives for ours--Spending their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people," Trump began. "We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by their families and loved ones they left behind-special, special people."
Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony, along with Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, and Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Before the president began his remarks, Dunford thanked fallen military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

"They were people who stood for something larger than themselves, people who understood what we have in our country is worth fighting for," Dunford said, introducing Defense Secretary James Mattis.

"To the families of the fallen both here, and at home, no words will ease your pain, but I bet you, let it have meaning -unite your sorrow with their awesome purpose," Mattis said.

Trump finished his first Memorial Day address by honoring the "unknown soldiers" who have lost their lives in service.

"Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose stories we cannot tell, because their names are known to God alone--the unknown soldiers," Trump said. "We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be, but we do know what they did. They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country." (Fox News) Read more here.

- We thank You, Father God, for giving us a President who honors those who have given their lives in service to our country. We join him today in honoring all who have fallen in the defense of our freedom. In Your Name, amen.

- "Render therefore to all their dues . . . honour to whom honour." (Romans 13:7)

President Trump: Asks Country to Pray

President Trump Declares a National Day of Prayer for "Permanent Peace": Asks Country to Set Aside One Hour on Memorial Day to Pray

President Donald Trump is asking the country to take a step back and recognize Memorial Day as it was meant to be celebrated. Additionally, he's asking the country to set aside one hour, beginning at 11 a.m. locally, for prayer for permanent peace.

Memorial Day was once meant to honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the service of their country.

While it remains that way for many Americans, for most in more recent times, it's become the "unofficial start of summer," and a day of picnics, barbecues and retail shopping sales. President Donald Trump is asking the country to take a step back and recognize the day as it was meant to be celebrated. Additionally, he's asking the country to set aside one hour, beginning at 11 a.m. locally, for prayer for permanent peace.

> > > To read the president's Memorial Day Proclamation, go here.
(Sources: Charisma News and Breaking Christian News)

Rolling Thunder Roars Through Washington

Rolling Thunder Roars Through Washington

Sponsors 30th Annual "Ride for Freedom"

Here are photos highlighting the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" demonstration, where motorcyclists from all over the country come to D.C. to call on the government to bring those missing in action or held as prisoners of war back home.

National Concert at U.S. Capitol

Watch: 2017 National Memorial Day Concert

Taking Place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - This year's National Memorial Day Concert returned to D.C. Sunday, paying tribute to U.S. war veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve the country.

Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna hosted the event from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, with a lineup including Gary Sinise, Five for Fighting, Scotty McCreery, Vanessa Williams, Auli'i Cravalho ("Moana") and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Watch the entire concert, or see individual performances and photos below.

(Source: WTOP News)

The U.S. Army "Old Guard"

Oldest Active-Duty Infantry Unit in U.S. Army, "Old Guard" Soldiers are Honored to Pay Tribute to America's Fallen

"I couldn't be more thankful to be out here, putting a flag on every single grave in the entire cemetery. It's such an overwhelming honor." - Army Pvt. Gabriel Thyfault

Established in 1784, the 3rd Infantry Regiment is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, according to the regiment's website.

The 'Old Guard' soldiers fanned out across Arlington's hills and valleys with rucksacks full of bundles of flags. They approached each headstone, centering a miniature flag exactly one boot length from the base before sinking it into the ground. They placed the flags in front of more than 280,000 headstones and at the bottom of about 7,000 niche rows in the cemetery's Columbarium Courts and the Niche Wall.

Honoring Fallen Troops

rmy Pvt. Gabriel Thyfault, a truck driver with the Old Guard, said he and the other soldiers were reading the names on the headstones where they'd placed flags.

"It's a huge honor. I've never experienced anything like this," said Thyfault, who hails from Chicago. "I couldn't be more thankful to be out here, putting a flag on every single grave in the entire cemetery. It's such an overwhelming honor."

Thyfault said his father served in the Navy, and his uncle served in the Air Force, both during Desert Storm.


"Flags-In" has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment participates, placing small American flags at each headstone and at the bottom of each niche row.

Army chaplains place flags in front of the four memorials and the headstones located on Chaplain's Hill in Section 2. Tomb Sentinels also place flags at the gravesites of the unknown interred at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Approximately 14,000 flags are placed at the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. All flags are removed after Memorial Day, before each cemetery opens to the public.

The Mission

The Old Guard maintains a 24-hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, providing military funeral escorts at Arlington, and more. . .

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor the nation's fallen service members, is officially observed the last Monday in May.

"Take time to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, the ones who have served and given their lives for their country," Thyfault said.

DeFee added, "All these people out here have given their lives for our daily freedom to live in this great country the way we do. It shouldn't be taken for granted."

"It's a time to remember the people who died to protect our freedoms," Kosmaczewska said.

(Source: U.S. Department of Defense; Breaking Christian News)
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Our Lost Secrets


A Video Record of America's Unique History

To watch this very moving teaching, go here.

Pray for our Military

Pray for our military leaders today!

(Source: intercessors for America)

Go here to find prayer requests for the following leaders in our military:


> > Pray for protection from our enemies for our troops under his command.


> > Pray he would see God as the deliverer from the evil that pursues our troops.


> > Pray for a warm and fruitful meeting with President Trump, and a positive relationship.


> > Pray that he would lead with wisdom and discretion.

(For more details, please go here.)

Prayers for our Nation


In honor of Memorial (Memory) Day, 2017

This excellent list of prayers for our nation, each one based upon a decree from Scripture, was submitted to us by Debbie Lundquist in Corpus Christi, Texas.

> > > To read this wonderful guide to prayer for our nation today,please go here.
(Thank you, Debbie!)

Our Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study:

Special Memorial Day Edition

Week of Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Saturday, June 3, 2017

To read this stunning edition of our weekly Bible Study in honor of Memorial Day, please go here.

> > > To read the Shabbat Torah readings, go here.
[We wish to thank Susan L. Turner, our Scribe, who writes these weekly studies for us. Thank you, Susan!]


Taps . . . with Lyrics

Original set of lyrics meant to accompany the music, written by Horace Lorenzo Trim. Go here.

[BEAUTIFUL . . . especially the ECHO at the end . . .]

The Bible Readathon

Our Bible Readathon Continues

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)

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