Happy Memorial Day!
I want to thank those who have served in the military as well as those who chose to serve as First Responders such as Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians, who lay down their lives every day for our nation, states, local governments, and communities. Thank you for those who have paid the ultimate price, who died for freedom.
I used to be a First Responder. I was a police officer for almost ten years. My Field Training Officer and I were almost killed in the line of duty by a deranged and drunk gunman. We were pinned behind our police car and was unable to return fire. Thanks to our backup officers, the suspect was taken into custody after a brief gun battle. The gunfire was so fierce that I suffered a hearing loss in my right ear and gun powder burns on my face. Another officer was grazed across his forehead by a bullet fired from the suspect. That night, I literally thought I was going to die, but God had another plan.
As you spend time with your families today, think about those who have paid the ultimate price, that they died in the line of duty for protecting our nation and protecting Freedom! Today is not a celebration of cookouts and the beach. It is a day to remember those who have served in our military as well as those who have served as first responders. Pray for our nation that God would heal our land and forgive us of our sins. Pray for those who are serving and standing on that wall to keep us safe.
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