Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Veterans Memorial - emailed by a reader

Santa Barbara...

The first picture and the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the Pier. 
There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends.
They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep
watch over it at night so nobody messes with it. Every cross has the name, rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. 
on it.  Very moving, very powerful. So many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.
Amazing! The ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed.
And that they filed another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress.
Keep forwarding this e-mail to others. I'm not breaking this one. I'm asking that you not break it either.
If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forward it a 1000 times! Prayer for our soldiers...
please don't break it! Please send this on after a short prayer. Please, let us pray...
'Heavenly Father, hold our troops in Your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in this our time of need.
These things I humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.' 

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