Independence day celebration

Posted by on July 4, 2012 at 7:01 am.

We’re in South Carolina for the Independence holiday, we arrived around 12:30 pm yesterday.

We’ll be celebrating this Independence day with family. It’s something we do twice yearly; Independence day and Thanksgiving. Because of the distance, it’s the only time we get to see many of the family members, and so these are holidays that I look forward to, although I could do without the driving.

At my Lutheran church, this past Sunday, we had a celebration called God and Country. Numerous choirs were combined, and presented an amazing musical portion of the service. All branches of military were represented, and many of the veterans wore their uniforms, completely decorated, some had received medals. Each branch was represented during the musical portion of the service, since the choir sang each of the military songs.

Pastor Chuck preached a wonderful message, and perhaps sometime soon, when I have more time, I’ll get a chance to write about it more. I did send him an email thanking him for the message.

Freedom isn’t free, many paid the price so we could have the numerous rights (including religious) that many of us take for granted.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence day…

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