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Memorial Day Tribute 2018
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, May 28, 2018
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, May 28, 2018
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(I Timothy 6:12)
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President Trump Honors Memorial Day
President Trump Honors Memorial Day
"On Memorial Day, we pause in solemn gratitude to pay tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives defending peace and freedom while in military service to our great Nation. We set aside this day to honor their sacrifice and to remind all Americans of the tremendous price of our precious liberty.
Throughout the history of our Republic, courageous Americans have purchased our cherished freedom with their lives. Our 151 national cemeteries serve as the final resting place for millions of people, including veterans from every war and conflict, many of whom died while serving our country. We remain duty bound to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf and to remember them with thankfulness and unwavering pride. The fallen - our treasured loved ones, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens - deserve nothing less from a grateful Nation.
We must safeguard the legacies of our service members so that our children and our grandchildren will understand the sacrifices of our Armed Forces. As a part of this effort, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to keep the memories of our fallen heroes from ever fading away. The National Cemetery Administration's Veterans Legacy Program challenges our youth, from elementary school through college, to research and share the stories and sacrifice of their hometown veterans, who are forever honored at VA National, State, and tribal veterans cemeteries. To further ensure that our veterans' legacies are remembered and celebrated, this program is developing an online memorialization platform that will amplify the voices of families, survivors, and Gold Star parents and spouses as they honor our beloved veterans and fallen service members.
Today, and every day, we revere those who have died in noble service to our country. I call upon all Americans to remember the selfless service members who have been laid to rest in flag-draped coffins and their families who have suffered the greatest loss. The sacrifices of our hallowed dead demand our Nation's highest honor and deepest gratitude. On this day, let us also unite in prayer for lasting peace in our troubled world so that future generations will enjoy the blessings of liberty and independence."
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.
Here is the official proclamation for today:
In honor and recognition of all of our fallen heroes, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time when people might unite in prayer.
I further ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.
I also request the Governors of the United States and its Territories, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second."
DONALD J. TRUMP
Rolling Thunder Roars Through Washington
Rolling Thunder Roars Through Washington
Sponsors 31st Annual "Ride for Freedom"
Rolling Thunder's Ride for Freedom draws huge crowds honoring veterans, fallen troops
More than a million motorcyclists and spectators from across the country took part in the non-profit group Rolling Thunder's Ride for Freedom, according to estimates. The ride, past many of Washington's military monuments, also aims to call attention to troops missing in action, and to the struggles of current vets.
Rolling Thunder's initial goal: to make so much noise that lawmakers couldn't ignore them.
President Trump certainly didn't. "Fantastic to have 400,000 GREAT MEN & WOMEN of Rolling Thunder in D.C. showing their patriotism. They love our Country, they love our Flag, they stand for our National Anthem!" he tweeted.
Rolling Thunder aims "to educate the public that many American Prisoners of War were left behind after all previous wars and to help correct the past and to protect the future Veterans from being left behind should they become Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action," according to its mission statement. (Fox News) Read more.
National Concert at U.S. Capitol
Watch: 2018 National Memorial Day Concert
Taking Place on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Highlights of the Concert
The 2018 concert will share the story of Korean War veterans Joe Annello and Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura - dear friends now for 68 years - who helped each other survive deadly combat during the Korean War, endured the unimaginable as POWs and became American heroes. To mark the 70th anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, the concert will also pay tribute to the contributions of women in our military throughout history, including the story of Silver Star recipient Leigh Ann Hester, the 1st woman to receive the Silver Star for combat. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Khe Sanh, the show will feature the story of Bill Rider, who was part of the Marine battalion known as "The Walking Dead." As a part of the healing process, Bill found a way to pay it forward by dedicating his life to helping generations of service men and women who have experienced the trauma of war.
The all-star line-up also features distinguished American leader General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) and performances by Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Allison Janney; three-time Grammy Award nominee Leona Lewis; Academy Award nominated actor Graham Greene; Tony-nominated actress Mary McCormack; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-nominated actor John Corbett; film and television actor Brian Tee; actor and country singer Charles Esten; Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Cynthia Erivo; Tony-nominee Megan Hilty; acclaimed tenor and Broadway star Alfie Boe; and Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, marking 15 years and over 400 concerts entertaining our troops, veterans and military families; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestraunder the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. "The Voice" Season 14 finalist Spensha Baker will open the show with a special performance of the national anthem.
Also participating in the event are the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus and Army Voices, The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, The Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
(Source: PBS) Learn more about this year's concert by going here.
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 Old Guard maintains a 24-hour vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, providing military funeral escorts at Arlington, and more. . .
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)
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:
1. PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Pray for President Trump as he serves as the Commander-in-Chief of the military. Pray for wisdom as he makes decisions for involvement, engagement, and the welfare of our military personnel. Ask God to give President Trump's advisers and appointed leaders godly wisdom as well. Pray for President Trump to seek God for direction for our nation's military. Pray his decisions would be in line with biblical principles, would advance honor and integrity among the branches, and foster a respect for our military in our nation.
" Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
2. GENERAL JOSEPH DUNFORD, CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
As the top ranking military leader in the nation, reporting directly to President Trump, pray for General Joseph Dunford, who serves as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the nation's military. Pray for godly guidance for his decisions, supernatural intelligence and strategy, and a heart for the men and women who serve our nation. Pray for him, his staff, and his family.
"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." (Psalm 16:8)
3. MILITARY MEMBERS
There are over 2 million service men and women actively serving our nation's military branches today. Pray for the leaders and members of each branch: Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Pray for safety, morale, environment, mission success and protection. Pray many men and women would find Jesus through their time in the military. Pray for chaplains who minister to the needs of service men and women. And pray that the military would not be a social experiment of progressive policies, but a biblical-honoring unit of esteem, bravery, excellence, hard work and integrity.
- All of Psalm 91.
4. MILITARY FAMILIES
Pray for military families in our nation. Military service impacts the spouses and families left behind during deployment. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle.Pray for healthy relationships, encouragement from churches and small groups, for community support, and for personal relationships that sustain and nourish military families. Pray for ministries who reach out to our military and their families.Pray protection, blessing and gratitude for families who are "serving" alongside their active duty family member.
- "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Taps . . . with Lyrics
Original set of lyrics meant to accompany the music, written by Horace Lorenzo Trim. Go here.
Thank You, Jesus!
Stadium announces anthem won't be played, crowd sings anyway
To view what this crowd did at a baseball game in CALIFORNIA, go here!
(Source: Fox News)
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night (except on Sunday morning) from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
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[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]
What to do Today
. . . and Everyday . . . Amen.
". . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place."
(2 Chronicles 7:14,15)
About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
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