Honored

On Tuesday of this week I had a great honor. I and many others were invited to escort the Moving Vietnam Wall as it was taken to the Coweta County Fair Grounds.

I had tried to take part in this event once before, but had professional obligations that prevented this.

Having lived my life between wars, I have been too young and now too old to serve in our military. I could have volunteered, but as I have been told, I am not really good at taking orders. My brother served our nation as a member of the United States Marines and I have been privileged to serve as the pastor of many veterans — one of which died just this last week.

We as a nation need to remember that our men & women who serve do not make our nation’s policy, they simply follow their orders and execute that policy. They have more than earned — and certainly deserve — our respect, our prayers, and our support.

Their families deserve our respect, our prayers and our support as well. They work to keep up the home as their loved ones are in harm’s way. And most of the time they have no idea where they are, what they are doing, or if they are okay.

If you can make the time, go see the wall. It will touch you. It will humble you. It will tell you. And, it will inspire you. The Wall closes Sunday night. I will be making time on Monday to ride escort from the Union City Mall to Centennial Olympic Park with the Wall. It’s what I CAN do. If you ride a 2 wheeler, consider joining us. Staging is at 2:00 PM, KSU at 3:00pm.

Until the next time….The Hog Father,

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