Tear Down This Wall!

English: Ronald Reagan speaking in front of th...

English: Ronald Reagan speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall on June 12, 1987. 日本語: ベルリンの壁の前での演説(1987年) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As a young man serving in the United States Army, I was privileged with an experience that has remained in my thoughts for some thirty years now.

I served during a time before we heard the words, “Tear down this wall!” Stationed in Germany, the privilege I speak of was seeing the world on the other side of that wall. No, it wasn’t a privilege because there was something pleasant there… just the opposite.

It was an opportunity to truly understand what we mean when we say “Freedom!”

The freedom we enjoy in America is often taken for granted. Those who pay the price for our freedom are often forgotten and sometimes even disliked. I have no doubt, though, if the many could see the sight across that wall that I once looked upon we would all have a greater appreciation for our nation and the soldiers who keep it secure.

I’m writing today because Beryl visited our community. The ceremonies scheduled to honor our fallen heroes had to be cancelled. I’m honestly not qualified to do justice to the words these great men and women deserve, but felt compelled to express my admiration for them in some way.

May God bless those who stand… and may we always remember those who fell!

For more on our marvelous men and women of our armed forces, see here and here.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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5 Responses to Tear Down This Wall!

  1. Lyn Leahz says:

    Great article! My brother is in the U.S. Army; he is a chaplain and a Captain both. These men and women give their lives for us, even if they come back alive from their assignment, they went in the first place to serve their country, unsure if they would come back in one peice, alive, or not.

  2. While we rejoice in the freedom we experience, our hearts should sob with those who still suffer persecution, and give thanks for those who defended and still defend our freedom.

  3. Many thanks for your work in defending this nation…

  4. cc says:

    “And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” ~Joseph Drake. My head bows with you in respect and honor.

  5. lambskinny says:

    May we never forget!!

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