Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez and President Reagan, February 24, 1981

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez and President Reagan, February 24, 1981"

Transcription

1 Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez and President Reagan, February 24, 1981 Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died. ~Ronald Reagan, June 1984 President Ronald Reagan and the Medal of Honor To all who served America, President Reagan extended his most profound gratitude while making every effort to honor their sacrifices. He was known for recognizing heroes, for saluting their valor and wasted no time as President to present a Medal of Honor, the highest military award bestowed by the U.S. government, to a distinguished Vietnam veteran on February 24, How many Medals did he present as president? After all, the Cold War was raging and the United States was not at war during the Reagan administration. We thought you might like to learn the intricate history behind the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from To discover more, click here: 1

2 A nation grateful to you, and to all your comrades living and dead, awards you its highest symbol of gratitude for service above and beyond the call of duty. Ronald Reagan, February 24, 1981 The Congressional Medal of Honor To date, there have been 3,463 recipients of the Medal of Honor with 76 of these distinguished souls living today. Who was the first to receive this honor? The answer is somewhat complicated. On February 13, 1861 before the Civil War had even begun - Dr. Bernard J. D. Irwin, an Assistant Surgeon in the Army, voluntarily led a command of troops to relieve a surrounded detachment in the 7 th infantry. His Medal was not presented until January 24, 1894, over 30 years after he had performed his deed. But on March 25, 1863, Pvt. Jacob Parrott was the first of a group of 6 men awarded the Medal for their actions in The Great Locomotive Chase in April They were the first ever to wear the Medal of Honor. And has a woman received the award? Yes, Mary Walker was the only woman presented with the Medal of Honor at Bull Run on July 21, During the Civil War, she served as an assistant surgeon and at one point, was a prisoner of war. Now, how many Medals did President Reagan present? Two. Let s start with the first. "If the story of his heroism were a movie script, you would not believe it". ~Ronald Reagan, February 24, 1981 Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez 2

3 Like all Presidents-elect, Ronald Reagan received a list of unfinished business. One glaring item that quickly caught his attention was an outstanding Medal of Honor that had not been presented to its extraordinary recipient. This omission had not gone unnoticed. In My American Journey, General Colin Powell shared his observations about the Carter administration delays, The case of Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez epitomized to me an insensitivity toward the military during this time. Benavidez had earned the Army s second-highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross, for valor in Vietnam, where in 1968 he had saved the lives of eight trapped Special Forces troops in the course of which he was wounded nine times. Years later, after additional evidence of his bravery was reviewed, Benavidez s award was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. This highest military decoration was traditionally presented by the President, which would have given a boost to the battered ego for the armed forces at the time. But President Carter never got around to pinning the medal on Benavidez. Just 34 days after assuming the office of the Presidency, Ronald Reagan brought Master Sergeant Benavidez to the White House for a long overdue ceremony. Several years ago, the President began, we brought home a group of American fighting men who had obeyed their country's call and who had fought as bravely and as well as any Americans in our history. They came home without a victory not because they'd been defeated, but because they'd been denied permission to win. He continued, carefully attempting to right the wrongs our country created. They were greeted by no parades, no bands, no waving of the flag they had so nobly served. There's been no thank you for their sacrifice. There's been no effort to honor and, thus, give pride to the families of more than 57,000 young men who gave their lives in that faraway war. Drawing from words of writers and poets to find the appropriate thoughts, the President expressed grief for those who served in Vietnam and received neither recognition nor gratitude upon returning home. Nor have recent movies about that war shown examples of American heroism that would document the 1253 schools and 597 hospitals and dispensaries built, the classrooms, the churches, the temples and pagodas that were created by our military. The orphanages, the medical facilities, all tragically ignored. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them." ~Lawrence Binyon And then he introduced the hero of this story who was brought up on a farm outside of Cuero in De Witt County, Texas. The President called him to the podium for the presentation of the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions on May 2, 1968 when Sergeant Roy Benavidez of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group, U.S. Army, reached a reconnaissance team under enemy fire. Severely wounded, he carried other soldiers to helicopters, saving the lives of at least eight comrades. After enduring six hours of hell, the army medics thought Sgt. Benavidez had succumbed and just as the body bag was being zipped up, Sgt. Benavidez responded: 3

4 I spat in his face, Benavidez recalled, because I couldn t speak. And I knew I wasn t dead. That was the only way I could communicate to let the medic know I was alive. To read the President s complete remarks and the text of the Medal of Honor, click here: To visit the CMOH website, click here: benavidez-roy-p.php After continuing to serve in the military, Roy P. Benavidez passed away on November 29, 1998 at the age of 63. Today, the Benavidez family has been kind enough to allow the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to display his Medal and celebrate his story. 4

5 In July 1944 a grateful nation bestowed the Medal of Honor on a soldier, a private for extraordinary heroism.... The soldier could not accept the award that day. He was a prisoner of war. Ronald Reagan, awarding the Medal of Honor to William Crawford, May 30, 1984 Credit: Nick Del Calzo Private William Crawford How the Medal was presented to this recipient is a complicated tale with a proud ending. During WWII, Private William Crawford was stationed near Altavilla, Italy on September 13, 1943 when his company attacked a German position. He was the scout for his platoon, pinned down by intense machine-gun fire, when he spotted enemy machine guns dug into a terrace. On his own initiative and under heavy enemy fire, he managed to take it out including the three Germans manning it. His courageous acts allowed his platoon to advance. A few days later, after another battle, Crawford was captured and was thought to be dead. At that time, the Medal of Honor was presented posthumously to his father by General Thomas Allen on February 26, Two months later, his family found out he was alive. So in the spring of 1945, Crawford and his fellow prisoners were liberated and he returned home, reenlisting in the Army in 1947 and retiring in At that time, he took a job as a janitor at the Air Force Academy in The humble William Crawford never told the students of his accomplishments until one of them came across his name in a book about WWII. When questioned, 5

6 he acknowledged his brave acts but was disappointed that his Medal had never been presented by the president. Until When Ronald Reagan learned about this oversight, he flew to the Air Force Academy. After delivering a commencement address, he re-presented Crawford with his medal and extolled his heroism in front of the cheering cadets. To read the President s complete remarks and the text of the Medal of Honor, click here: To visit the CMOH website, click here: crawford-william-j.php We re graced with the company of a man, President Reagan began, who believed so much in the values of our nation that he went above and beyond the call of duty in defending them. Slowly, the citation was read, the presentation was made, and everyone agreed, it s time to do it right. President Reagan knew that Master Sergeant Benavidez and Private William Crawford will forever be in the select company where the heroes of our country stand. 6

ON MEMORIAL DAY, WE COMMEMORATE AND CELEBRATE WITH HUMBLE REVERENCE, THE MEMORY OF ABSENT COMRADES, ALL OF WHOM EPITOMIZE AND GIVE

ON MEMORIAL DAY, WE COMMEMORATE AND CELEBRATE WITH HUMBLE REVERENCE, THE MEMORY OF ABSENT COMRADES, ALL OF WHOM EPITOMIZE AND GIVE MEMORIAL DAY 2009 ON MEMORIAL DAY, WE COMMEMORATE AND CELEBRATE WITH HUMBLE REVERENCE, THE MEMORY OF ABSENT COMRADES, ALL OF WHOM EPITOMIZE AND GIVE TRUE MEANING TO THE WORDS, VALOR, SACRIFICE, LOYALTY

More information

Readers Theatre Gettysburg and Mr. Lincoln s Speech

Readers Theatre Gettysburg and Mr. Lincoln s Speech 245 Resource 17: Readers Theatre Gettysburg and Mr. Lincoln s Speech Gettysburg and Mr. Lincoln s Speech Script developed by Rasinski, T. (2004). Kent State University. 1304.109h/326.091 Parts (5): Narrators

More information

Stoops visits war memorials in Capitol

Stoops visits war memorials in Capitol Richard Dick Stoops, center foreground, salutes during a ceremonry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. Stoops set a wreath on a stand in front of the imposing site as part

More information

Men from the British Empire in the First World War

Men from the British Empire in the First World War In 1914, Britain ruled over one quarter of the world s surface area and 434 million people. This was known as the British Empire. When war broke out, Britain was desperate for men to fight. Unlike France,

More information

Aleda Ester Lutz A Memoir of This VA Medical Center s Namesake A GIRL FROM FREELAND...

Aleda Ester Lutz A Memoir of This VA Medical Center s Namesake A GIRL FROM FREELAND... Aleda Ester Lutz A Memoir of This VA Medical Center s Namesake A GIRL FROM FREELAND... Aleda Ester Lutz was born on November 9, 1915 in Freeland, Michigan. Aleda E. Lutz, a graduate of the Saginaw General

More information

American Warrior Day of Honor Teacher/Leader Resource Packet

American Warrior Day of Honor Teacher/Leader Resource Packet American Warrior Day of Honor Teacher/Leader Resource Packet www.americanwarrior.org The following materials are included to assist the teacher or leader of letter writers to prepare their letters. Please

More information

Veterans Day 2015. In 1918, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the world

Veterans Day 2015. In 1918, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the world Veterans Day 2015 In 1918, on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, the Allied powers signed an armistice with

More information

a Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank

a Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank a Veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life. TRH PICTURES On March 30th, 1973, the

More information

Memorial Day 2013. The. Suggested Speech

Memorial Day 2013. The. Suggested Speech The American Legion Suggested Speech PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206-1055 (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 For God and country Memorial Day 2013 The American Legion National

More information

Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address

Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address Non-fiction: Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address In the summer of 1863, Southern

More information

2016 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES

2016 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES The Township of West Orange 2016 MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Monday May 30th 10:00 AM Township Hall This program is presented by the WEST ORANGE VETERAN S OF FOREIGN WARS in cooperation with the MAYOR'S OFFICE

More information

Veteran s Day Poems. One Nation Under God we live Think about all some had to give

Veteran s Day Poems. One Nation Under God we live Think about all some had to give Veteran s Day Poems One Nation Under God One Nation Under God we live Think about all some had to give We the people share freedom s life In a world of ever present strife Be grateful to those who keep

More information

Dear Billy, Dear mother,

Dear Billy, Dear mother, Dear Billy, I am writing to let you know how much I am missing you. I have some good news. I am going to be an auntie. I am so excited about finding out what my sister is having. I am very proud of you,

More information

No Greater Love Memorial Day May 26, 2013 Trinity United Methodist Church John 15:9-17

No Greater Love Memorial Day May 26, 2013 Trinity United Methodist Church John 15:9-17 No Greater Love Memorial Day May 26, 2013 Trinity United Methodist Church John 15:9-17 In our nation, where history is often overshadowed by current happenings, it is good that we set aside a couple days

More information

Abita Springs, on November. left leg.

Abita Springs, on November. left leg. Retired Abita Springs Army sergeant wounded in Afghanistan to march in NYC Veterans Day parade Retired Army sergeant Matthew King of Abita Springs, stands for a portrait at the veterans memorial at the

More information

Chapter 6 Major Battles of the Texas Revolution

Chapter 6 Major Battles of the Texas Revolution Chapter 6 Major Battles of the Texas Revolution Lesson1: The Battle of Gonzalez Lesson 2: The Battle of the Alamo Lesson 3: The Battle of San Jacinto Lesson 1: Revolution Begins Pages 170-176 Reasons

More information

Suggested Remarks for. Memorial Day 2016 * * *

Suggested Remarks for. Memorial Day 2016 * * * Suggested Remarks for Memorial Day 2016 * * * (Acknowledgement of introduction, distinguished guests, officers and members of the DAV and Auxiliary, and others who are present) Thank you for being here

More information

The Civil War 1861 1863

The Civil War 1861 1863 The Civil War 1861 1863 The Civil War was a fight between the United States of America (the North) and the Confederate States of America (the South). It began after the 1860 Presidential Election. The

More information

GRADES: 4-5. Be like the stars of our faith-help care for the church! Tithe. to tithe is to share to tithe is to care

GRADES: 4-5. Be like the stars of our faith-help care for the church! Tithe. to tithe is to share to tithe is to care GRADES: 4-5 Be like the stars of our faith-help care for the church! Tithe to tithe is to share to tithe is to care Dear Student, As Orthodox Christians, we care about our faith and our church. One way

More information

The. Flag Day 2011. Suggested Speech. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206-1055 (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368

The. Flag Day 2011. Suggested Speech. PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206-1055 (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 The American Legion Suggested Speech PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206-1055 (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 For God and country Flag Day 2011 The American Legion National Headquarters

More information

General Patton s Forgotten Troops: African American Soldiers in World War II in Their Own Words

General Patton s Forgotten Troops: African American Soldiers in World War II in Their Own Words General Patton s Forgotten Troops: African American Soldiers in World War II in Their Own Words This lesson plan was created by Paul LaRue and his students at Washington High School located in Washington

More information

CHAPTER 5: MILITARY CUSTOMS & COURTESIES

CHAPTER 5: MILITARY CUSTOMS & COURTESIES CHAPTER 5: MILITARY CUSTOMS & COURTESIES GENERAL Military courtesy is simply the display of good manners and politeness in dealing with other people. Military courtesy conveys respect from both subordinate

More information

Resolution 288 POW/MIA Empty Chair Commander: Commander

Resolution 288 POW/MIA Empty Chair Commander: Commander http://www.legion.org/powmia Resolution 288, adopted at the 67th American Legion National Convention, calls for designating a POW/MIA Empty Chair at all official meetings of The American Legion as a physical

More information

Good morning. Today is a day of mourning. Today is a day of mourning.

Good morning. Today is a day of mourning. Today is a day of mourning. Good morning Distinguished guests, Ms. Olivia Thompson, Essex Fells veterans, Neighbors and Friends, welcome to our Memorial Day Remembrance at Essex Fells Borough Hall. Today is a day of mourning. Today

More information

Fry Instant Word List

Fry Instant Word List First 100 Instant Words the had out than of by many first and words then water a but them been to not these called in what so who is all some oil you were her sit that we would now it when make find he

More information

MEMORIAL DAY Sermon Presented to St. Paul s Church 7 Easter, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, Year B May 24, 2009 Thack Dyson

MEMORIAL DAY Sermon Presented to St. Paul s Church 7 Easter, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, Year B May 24, 2009 Thack Dyson MEMORIAL DAY Sermon Presented to St. Paul s Church 7 Easter, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, Year B May 24, 2009 Thack Dyson I don t know about you, but I find that as I get older, my memory tends to get shorter.

More information

The Korean War Veteran. Respect and Appreciation grows for Canada s Military

The Korean War Veteran. Respect and Appreciation grows for Canada s Military The Korean War Veteran Internet Journal - November 9, 2011 (Filed from Korea) Respect and Appreciation grows for Canada s Military By Peter Worthington grown across the country. Lieutenant Peter Worthington

More information

Memorial Day Honors Military Service and Sacrifice

Memorial Day Honors Military Service and Sacrifice Memorial Day Honors Military Service and Sacrifice The last Monday in May is a national holiday. Memorial Day honors those who died in military service. But any time of year, visitors to the nation's capital

More information

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words The Fry list of 600 words are the most frequently used words for reading and writing. The words are listed in rank order. First Hundred Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group

More information

WILL WE BE MARRIED IN THE LIFE AFTER DEATH?

WILL WE BE MARRIED IN THE LIFE AFTER DEATH? Explanatory Notes: WILL WE BE MARRIED IN THE LIFE AFTER DEATH? Series title: Topic: Marriage in heaven / heaven as a marriage Table of Contents: Message 1: What is the Life after Death Like? p. 1 Message

More information

BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS

BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS BOOK 3, PART I, LESSON 5 BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS THE BIBLE: Luke 22:54-62 THEME: We remember that Jesus taught about love and showed love in everything he did. During Lent and Easter we remember and celebrate

More information

Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie

Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie Comprehension and Discussion Activities for the Movie This module has been designed to accompany the film Mulan (1998). Mulan is based on the 4 th century Chinese legend of a young girl named Fa Mulan.

More information

A Salute to Veterans By Allison Angle

A Salute to Veterans By Allison Angle A Salute to Veterans By Allison Angle What comes to your mind when you think of Veterans? I think of everybody who served because the ones who did fight didn t have to. They didn t have to risk their lives

More information

MEMORIAL AND REDICATION CEREMONY. OPENING ADDRESS 2016(as given )

MEMORIAL AND REDICATION CEREMONY. OPENING ADDRESS 2016(as given ) MEMORIAL AND REDICATION CEREMONY OPENING ADDRESS 2016(as given 053016) (NB MUST BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH NOTES ABOUT MEMORIAL SERVICE) GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS JOHN BERTINI THE OCCASION FOR OUR GATHERING

More information

Sam Houston, 1793-1863: An Early Leader of Texas

Sam Houston, 1793-1863: An Early Leader of Texas 12 November 2011 voaspecialenglish.com Sam Houston, 1793-1863: An Early Leader of Texas Cavalry soldiers line up at Fort Sam Houston, Texas loc.gov (You can download an MP3 of this story at voaspecialenglish.com)

More information

Bernardo de Galvez - Revolutionary War

Bernardo de Galvez - Revolutionary War Bernardo de Galvez - Revolutionary War Standards: 1. History. The student understands the impact of significant national and international decisions and conflicts during the American Revolutionary War.

More information

In this activity, students try to solve a mystery about the Pledge of Allegiance.

In this activity, students try to solve a mystery about the Pledge of Allegiance. Enrichment Activity 1 The Changing Pledge In this activity, students try to solve a mystery about the Pledge of Allegiance. They are provided with a version of the Pledge from October 1892 and are asked

More information

PUSD High Frequency Word List

PUSD High Frequency Word List PUSD High Frequency Word List For Reading and Spelling Grades K-5 High Frequency or instant words are important because: 1. You can t read a sentence or a paragraph without knowing at least the most common.

More information

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. By: Lorin Murphy This book belongs to: Fun Facts About Franklin He was President of the United States longer than any other President.

More information

A BRIEF HISTORY OF US MILITARY VETERANS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

A BRIEF HISTORY OF US MILITARY VETERANS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA A BRIEF HISTORY OF US MILITARY VETERANS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA From the American Revolution through the current wars in the Middle East, University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff

More information

LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of

LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of Mark Lesson 8 Jesus Enters jerusalem Mark 11:1-11 Created for use with young, unchurched learners Adaptable for all ages including adults Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex

More information

The Car - An Update. The Car a Candy Tangerine Orange Metallic Corvette convertible. The Driver a 67 year-old Vietnam Veteran, patriotic to the core.

The Car - An Update. The Car a Candy Tangerine Orange Metallic Corvette convertible. The Driver a 67 year-old Vietnam Veteran, patriotic to the core. The Car - An Update The Car a Candy Tangerine Orange Metallic Corvette convertible. The Driver a 67 year-old Vietnam Veteran, patriotic to the core. The Driver had long been supportive of the POW-MIA cause

More information

The Battle of the Little Bighorn Lesson Plan. Central Historical Questions: Who was responsible for the Battle of Little Bighorn?

The Battle of the Little Bighorn Lesson Plan. Central Historical Questions: Who was responsible for the Battle of Little Bighorn? The Battle of the Little Bighorn Lesson Plan Central Historical Questions: Who was responsible for the? Materials: Copies of Textbook Excerpt Copies of Documents A and B Copies of Guiding Questions Plan

More information

Animal Farm: An Abridged Text

Animal Farm: An Abridged Text Animal Farm: An Abridged Text 5256 Introduction to Animal Farm Animal Farm is a novel. It is a famous story. Animal Farm was written by George Orwell in 1945. Mr Orwell went to a farm. He saw a boy walking

More information

Remember the Alamo. The Changing Border of the Southwest

Remember the Alamo. The Changing Border of the Southwest Remember the Alamo The Changing Border of the Southwest Interact: What do you think this picture shows? In the year 1820, the new country of the United States and the newer country of Mexico had a lot

More information

David Sinned and Was Restored. Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 11:1 12:14; Psalm 51 Main Point: God forgives us for our sins. Memory Verse: 1 John 1:9A

David Sinned and Was Restored. Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 11:1 12:14; Psalm 51 Main Point: God forgives us for our sins. Memory Verse: 1 John 1:9A David Sinned and Was Restored 4pm: 3yr - 5/K Classroom Schedule Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 11:1 12:14; Psalm 51 Main Point: God forgives us for our sins. Memory Verse: 1 John 1:9A 3:45 4:00 Check-In / Playtime.

More information

Flag John Agard contemporary (modern) poem.

Flag John Agard contemporary (modern) poem. Flag John Agard contemporary (modern) poem. Questions to think about How does the poet express feelings about conflict in Flag and one other poem from conflict? What does the poet have to say about nationalism

More information

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS The American Legion MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206-1055 (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 For God and Country Memorial Day 2016 The American Legion Media & Communications Division

More information

distinguished guests,

distinguished guests, Toespraak van de minister van Defensie, E. van Middelkoop, ter gelegenheid van de herdenking op de Amerikaanse militaire begraafplaats Margraten op 30 mei 2010 te Margraten. Let op: Alleen gesproken woord

More information

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us.

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Devotion NT285 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Day of Pentecost THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Dear Parents SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-41 Dear Parents, Welcome

More information

The. Flag Day 2016. Suggested Speech. MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206- (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368

The. Flag Day 2016. Suggested Speech. MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206- (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 The American Legion Suggested Speech MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE P.O. BOX 1055 INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206- (317) 630-1253 Fax (317) 630-1368 For God and country Flag Day 2016 The American Legion National

More information

Autobiography. My name is Michael Smith and I was born on the 30th of August, 1967 in Long Beach,

Autobiography. My name is Michael Smith and I was born on the 30th of August, 1967 in Long Beach, Autobiography My name is Michael Smith and I was born on the 30th of August, 1967 in Long Beach, California. My parents were Eddie Smith and Joan Smith. Both of my parents are deceased. My mom died at

More information

The Walls Came Tumbling Down The Story, Chapter 7: Joshua Sunday, October 19, 2014 Lakeside Lutheran Church Almost every Sunday morning, I post an

The Walls Came Tumbling Down The Story, Chapter 7: Joshua Sunday, October 19, 2014 Lakeside Lutheran Church Almost every Sunday morning, I post an The Walls Came Tumbling Down The Story, Chapter 7: Joshua Sunday, October 19, 2014 Lakeside Lutheran Church Almost every Sunday morning, I post an invitation on Lakeside s Facebook page about what will

More information

Presentation of the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry. to the Royal Australian Navy. Acceptance speech by Chief of Navy

Presentation of the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry. to the Royal Australian Navy. Acceptance speech by Chief of Navy Presentation of the HMAS Yarra II Unit Citation for Gallantry to the Royal Australian Navy Acceptance speech by Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs Your Excellency, The Honourable Quentin Bryce, Governor

More information

Overcoming the Struggles of the Flesh # 16. James 4: 7-10

Overcoming the Struggles of the Flesh # 16. James 4: 7-10 Overcoming the Struggles of the Flesh # 16 James 4: 7-10 In our previous study we dealt with the struggles we face concerning the flesh. As we grow and mature in the Lord, we may find it easier to deal

More information

The Parting of the Red Sea

The Parting of the Red Sea The Parting of the Red Sea Exodus 14 Items Needed! Bible with marked scripture! Crayons/Markers/Pencils! Large throw or blanket! Copies of coloring sheet! Copies of take home overview The Parting of the

More information

LESSON TITLE: The Whole Armor of God. THEME: We can be strong in the Lord. SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10-20 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF:

LESSON TITLE: The Whole Armor of God. THEME: We can be strong in the Lord. SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10-20 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: Devotion NT332 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Whole Armor of God THEME: We can be strong in the Lord. SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:10-20 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY

SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY SOLEMNITY OF THE HOLY TRINITY Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20 (These appear after the homily.) Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy.

More information

Jesus is The Way. A copy of the activity sheet for each child A hole-punch Crayons, scissors, yarn, and double-sided tape Duct tape for one activity

Jesus is The Way. A copy of the activity sheet for each child A hole-punch Crayons, scissors, yarn, and double-sided tape Duct tape for one activity Jesus is The Way Teacher Pep Talk: How do we get to heaven? It seems like such a simple question, and it deserves a straightforward answer. Jesus gave that answer to His disciples on the night before His

More information

THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love!

THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love! Devotion NT320 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Gift of Love THEME: God desires for us to demonstrate His love! SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

them scarf it down is gross. They eat more than we do and were rich.

them scarf it down is gross. They eat more than we do and were rich. Knights It is the time of ower lord 1066. I m Sterling the lll, and I m going to tell you a story of my great life, but very tough. It all starts out when I was a young boy running about our castle. My

More information

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION American Strengths and Weaknesses Patriotism Help from French George Washington Small army and short of soldiers Few trained for battle Army plagued by shortage of guns, gunpowder,

More information

United Church of God An International Association. Level 2 Unit 4 Week 4 EIGHTH COMMANDMENT AND TENTH COMMANDMENT

United Church of God An International Association. Level 2 Unit 4 Week 4 EIGHTH COMMANDMENT AND TENTH COMMANDMENT United Church of God An International Association SABBATH S CHOOL Preteen Sabbath Instruction Program Teacher s Outline Level 2 Unit 4 Week 4 EIGHTH COMMANDMENT AND TENTH COMMANDMENT OBJECTIVE: To show

More information

Young Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25

Young Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25 Young Moses Exodus 1:1-2:25 2 Jacob and his 11 sons went down to Egypt to join Joseph. Joseph and all of his generation died, but the Israelites stayed in Egypt. There they grew into a great people. Now

More information

The Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology. Dedication May 22, 2007

The Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology. Dedication May 22, 2007 The Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology Dedication May 22, 2007 Dedication of The Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology at Central Piedmont Community College May 22, 2007, 2:00 p.m. Welcome

More information

Armin T. Wegner. Intellectual, Doctor in Law, Photographer, Writer, Poet, Civil Rights Defender, and Eyewitness to the Armenian Genocide

Armin T. Wegner. Intellectual, Doctor in Law, Photographer, Writer, Poet, Civil Rights Defender, and Eyewitness to the Armenian Genocide Armin T. Wegner Intellectual, Doctor in Law, Photographer, Writer, Poet, Civil Rights Defender, and Eyewitness to the Armenian Genocide The photos of Armin T. Wegner are among the few that capture the

More information

AVIATOR S FLIGHT LOG BOOK

AVIATOR S FLIGHT LOG BOOK AVIATOR S FLIGHT LOG BOOK NAME: SCHOOL: GRADE: DATE: Welcome to the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at ore than 70 years ago, the United States and its Allies fought and defeated M Germany, Japan,

More information

SAMSON, GOD S STRONG MAN

SAMSON, GOD S STRONG MAN Bible for Children presents SAMSON, GOD S STRONG MAN Written by: Edward Hughes Illustrated by: Janie Forest Adapted by: Lyn Doerksen Produced by: Bible for Children www.m1914.org 2008 Bible for Children,

More information

Jesus at the Temple (at age 12)

Jesus at the Temple (at age 12) Jesus at the Temple (at age 12) Teacher Pep Talk: Twelve sounds so grown up, especially when you are a Little Guy! But to us adults, 12 seems really young to be doing some of the things Jesus was doing

More information

Ancient Rome and Byzantium Meet Me at the Colosseum

Ancient Rome and Byzantium Meet Me at the Colosseum Ancient Rome and Byzantium Meet Me at the Colosseum Rome is the capital of Italy, a country in southern Europe. The city is a very popular tourist destination. 1 That is mainly because it has so much history.

More information

LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of. Luke. Lesson 13 Journey to the Cross: Jesus is Arrested/ Peter Denies Jesus

LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of. Luke. Lesson 13 Journey to the Cross: Jesus is Arrested/ Peter Denies Jesus LIFE OF CHRIST from the gospel of Luke Lesson 13 Journey to the Cross: Jesus is Arrested/ Peter Denies Jesus Luke 22:31-34;47 34;47-71 71 Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex Curriculum/Life of Christ/Gospel

More information

CLASSROOM STUDY GUIDE

CLASSROOM STUDY GUIDE Theatre IV CLASSROOM STUDY GUIDE by Bruce C. Miller PLAY SYNOPSIS The story of the segregated African American troops who served our country is told through the eyes of Jones Morgan, a 109 year old African

More information

September 24, 2015 2:43 PM THEMED SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS CIVIL WAR IN INDIANA

September 24, 2015 2:43 PM THEMED SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS CIVIL WAR IN INDIANA September 24, 2015 2:43 PM THEMED SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS CIVIL WAR IN INDIANA Gallery INDIANA Q: In the Hoosier Way gallery on the second floor of the Indiana State Museum, spend a few minutes looking at the

More information

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us.

THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. Devotion NT224 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Woman at the Well THEME: Jesus knows all about us and He loves us. SCRIPTURE: John 4:1-42 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

LONDONDERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

LONDONDERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES POLICY NO: A-124 LONDONDERRY POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES DATE OF ISSUE: October 1, 1996 EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 1996 REVISED DATE: January 17, 2014 SUBJECT: DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS PAGE: 1

More information

BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ESTHER

BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ESTHER Bible for Children presents BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ESTHER Written by: Edward Hughes Illustrated by: Janie Forest Adapted by: Ruth Klassen Produced by: Bible for Children www.m1914.org 2007 Bible for Children,

More information

Level 1-10 The Selfish Giant

Level 1-10 The Selfish Giant Level 1-10 The Selfish Giant Workbook Teacher s Guide and Answer Key 1 A. Summary 1. Book Summary Teacher s Guide The Selfish Giant is a story about a giant who learned an important lesson about love and

More information

A Day to Remember Written by Jackie French, Illustrated by Mark Wilson 9780732293604

A Day to Remember Written by Jackie French, Illustrated by Mark Wilson 9780732293604 AUSTRALIAN STANDING ORDERS A Day to Remember Written by Jackie French, Illustrated by Mark Wilson 9780732293604 Teacher s Notes written by Jackie French and Mark Wilson SYNOPSIS This is the story of the

More information

The Story of Ruby Bridges

The Story of Ruby Bridges The Story of Ruby Bridges Our Ruby taught us all a lot. She became someone who helped change our country. She was part of history, just like generals and presidents are part of history. They re leaders,

More information

We were allies then, it is the time to join hands now to meet the enormous challenges facing both our nations and the world.

We were allies then, it is the time to join hands now to meet the enormous challenges facing both our nations and the world. We were allies then, it is the time to join hands now to meet the enormous challenges facing both our nations and the world. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen and Russian Gen. Nikolay Makarov participated in

More information

What are you. worried about? Looking Deeper

What are you. worried about? Looking Deeper What are you worried about? Looking Deeper Looking Deeper What are you worried about? Some of us lie awake at night worrying about family members, health, finances or a thousand other things. Worry can

More information

Samuel S. Kapp Family papers

Samuel S. Kapp Family papers Samuel S. Kapp Family papers 1861-1863, n.d. 1 box (6 folders), 0.2 lin. feet Contact: 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: (215) 732-6200 FAX: (215) 732-2680 http://www.hsp.org Processed

More information

Solomon is a Wise King

Solomon is a Wise King 1 Kings 3 5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, "Ask for whatever you want me to give you." 6 Solomon answered, "You have shown great kindness to your servant,

More information

Abraham s Call. Genesis 12:1 Leave your country and go to the land I will show you.

Abraham s Call. Genesis 12:1 Leave your country and go to the land I will show you. Abraham s Call Teacher Pep Talk: God called a man named Abraham to leave his homeland and to go to the land He would show him. God promised Abraham that He would make him into a great nation; that He would

More information

water baptism contents

water baptism contents ABOUT WATER BAPTISM water baptism If you have received this booklet, chances are that you are interested in getting water baptized or you want to know what Crossroads Church believes about it. Either way,

More information

Our Lady Invites Us To Wake Up From Our Spiritual Coma - Medjugorje.com

Our Lady Invites Us To Wake Up From Our Spiritual Coma - Medjugorje.com Medjugorje visionary, Ivan, speaking to several thousand pilgrims today, August 18, 2010. Ivan was given special instructions from Our Lady concerning the youth and family. Being married to an American

More information

The Empty Tomb. (Easter Sunday)

The Empty Tomb. (Easter Sunday) The Empty Tomb! (Easter Sunday) Teacher Pep Talk: Congratulations! You get to teach children the greatest Bible story of all: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ! EASTER!! There is no greater story of God

More information

The Making of a Nation: The French and Indian War

The Making of a Nation: The French and Indian War The Making of a Nation: The French and Indian War During the eighteenth century, Spain, France, and Britain controlled land in North America. Spain controlled Florida. France was powerful in the northern

More information

Peter Denies Jesus GOSPEL STORY CURRICULUM (NT) LOWER ELEMENTARY EVEN THE MOST CONFIDENT MAN WILL NOT STAND APART FROM JESUS LESSON 36

Peter Denies Jesus GOSPEL STORY CURRICULUM (NT) LOWER ELEMENTARY EVEN THE MOST CONFIDENT MAN WILL NOT STAND APART FROM JESUS LESSON 36 GOSPEL STORY CURRICULUM (NT) LOWER ELEMENTARY LESSON 36 Peter Denies Jesus MATTHEW 26:69 75 BIBLE TRUTH EVEN THE MOST CONFIDENT MAN WILL NOT STAND APART FROM JESUS l e s s o n snapshot 1. OPENING REVIEW....

More information

Puerto Rico Wing News

Puerto Rico Wing News Puerto Rico Wing News 11th Edition, August 2014 Editor: Lt Col Marie Ann Rivera, PAO Assistant Editors: Col Luis Cubano and Maj Sally Browne Puerto Rico Wing News MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY Inside this issue:

More information

Being Present Luke 1:39-55. Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members

Being Present Luke 1:39-55. Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members 1 Being Present Luke 1:39-55 Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members named Doris. 1 A very active woman with silver-blond hair, Doris was in her eighties. Every Friday morning

More information

Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.

Acts 8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word. Daily Verses September 2011 September 1 A good fight 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith A good fight has no greater weapon than the love of Christ. It is fought in the power of His might and

More information

- 88 - AWARD PRESENTATION. Arthur Heisdorf, President, Heisdorf and Nelson Farms, Inc. Redmond, Washington

- 88 - AWARD PRESENTATION. Arthur Heisdorf, President, Heisdorf and Nelson Farms, Inc. Redmond, Washington - 88 - AWARD PRESENTATION Arthur Heisdorf, President, Heisdorf and Nelson Farms, Inc. Redmond, Washington / - 89 - AWARD PRESENTATION We are honoring Dr. Jay L. Lush this evening because he is truly a

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life Devotion NT271 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life THEME: We can always trust Jesus. SCRIPTURE: John 14:1-6 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

C-14: God Created the World and People Spoiled It

C-14: God Created the World and People Spoiled It Title: GOD CREATED THE WORLD AND PEOPLE SPOILED IT Theme / Bible Basis: Review of Genesis 1-11 Bible Reading: Psalm 148, NLT Introduction: In our recent messages, we have read together from several stories

More information

Off To War! Author s Note: Personally, discovering that the Swamp Fox used tactics that were once used on him, is amazing. Fascinating really!

Off To War! Author s Note: Personally, discovering that the Swamp Fox used tactics that were once used on him, is amazing. Fascinating really! SM Francis Marion was born in 1732 in Berkeley County, South Carolina. His family owned a plantation in Berkeley County, and Francis was the youngest of the children. At age 15, young Francis Marion joined

More information

Crossing the Jordan. Memory Verse. Lesson. Pre-Session Warm Up. Opening Prayer. Joshua Lesson #6 Page 21. (Joshua 3)

Crossing the Jordan. Memory Verse. Lesson. Pre-Session Warm Up. Opening Prayer. Joshua Lesson #6 Page 21. (Joshua 3) Crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3) Memory Verse Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6a) Pre-Session Warm Up What is faith? The Bible says, It is the confident assurance that something

More information

God Chooses David. Key Passages. What You Will Learn. Lesson Overview. Memory Verse. 1 Samuel 16:1 23; 1 Corinthians 1:26 31

God Chooses David. Key Passages. What You Will Learn. Lesson Overview. Memory Verse. 1 Samuel 16:1 23; 1 Corinthians 1:26 31 12 God Chooses David Key Passages 1 Samuel 16:1 23; 1 Corinthians 1:26 31 What You Will Learn God s criteria for choosing David. Some of David s characteristics. Lesson Overview God sent Samuel to Bethlehem

More information

Submarines in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941

Submarines in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 Submarines in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 There were four U.S. submarines in Pearl Harbor during the attack: USS Narwhal (SS-167) - Moored starboard side to pier No. 4, Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor,

More information

Student Essays on NASA Project

Student Essays on NASA Project Student Essays on NASA Project The trip to Washington D.C. for the Quarterbacks of Life program was enlightening for various reasons; it goes without saying that being able to visit the nation's capital,

More information