Pastor Ricky Powell on 7 December, 2009. 

WiscoDave would like to offer our readers this today—

While debate may rage over gov duplicity in this, let’s never forget the many brave soldiers, sailors and marines that valiantly fought on in the chaos and confusion. Their existance went from peace to war in an instant. Many died. Those that lived fought on to carry the fight to those that attacked. Many died. Those that lived returned home to build a great nation. They grow fewr every day. Cherish those that are still among us because, for all their faults as humans, they represent the best of us.
Have faith in the past and keep that faith. Where there is faith there is hope. Where there is hope there is Freedom.
Let us not squander the legacy they made for us. Watch the horizon for the attackers. Prepare.
Let us be the generation that rebuilds this country and is remembered as fondly as we remember these, our Heros.

“O God of our Fathers,
We guard in our hearts today the sacred memory of those who gave their lives on that day which will live in infamy. Bless us, O Lord, as we humble ourselves in Thy presence to remember our shipmates and friends who served our country so valiantly.

Let us not disgrace those who still lie in the quiet places through our indifference or forgetfulness. Rather, help us to always remember Pearl Harbor and help us to keep America alert. May we never forget that more than 2,000 of our sons, fathers, brothers, and friends were killed and more than 1,000 citizens of our land were wounded on December 7, 1941. Their sacrifices were not in vain. They defended America’s freedom and demonstrated America’s goodness.

Heavenly Father, we give thanks for the brave men who embodied your love by making this ultimate sacrifice. You have declared “greater love hath no man than this, than to lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). May we be willing to follow their example when duty calls.

We also give thanks for those who survived the attack on our country and who went on with their lives in a way that portrayed honor to a watching world. They carried on with life even as they bore deep within them the haunting memories of what they witnessed, heard, and felt. Bless them with continued grace and mercy from your holy hand.

Guide us and direct us in all that we do. Let us live to bring glory and honor to Thee.
This we pray in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
Amen.”    -Father Ricky Powell


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