I’ve spent some time reading stories of soldiers who earned Purple Heart medals, from World War II to the present day. My heart has marveled at their valor and bravery.
endured sniper fire, running through fields that the enemy were hiding in,
fought valiantly for twelve hours even after they were wounded,
crawled toward the front lines through heavy fire, while their comrades died around them because they knew what had to be done,
marched through tribal villages where they were the first white men to be seen and over a mountain for a total of one month, and then fought the Japanese,
are fighting the war on terrorism,
who bravely lead K-9 dogs ahead of convoys to sniff out IEDs, and even after being wounded, insist to keep going for the others’ protection,
men and women affected by PSTD from head injuries.
Freedom is not free! These soldiers are giving their most precious possession, their lives, for other’s freedom.
While I marvel at our American soldiers’ bravery, my heart aches for the voiceless (the pre-born) who will be slaughtered even this very week.
Friends. Picture a cemetery with rows and rows of headstones. It would stretch beyond our ability to even see its borders on account of the 59 million markers (the number of babies killed in the United States since abortion became legal). To put into into perspective, Arlington National Cemetery has 400,000 graves: less than 1/100th of the size a baby cemetery would be. Let that sink deep into our hearts: these innocent babies have been killed in their mother’s womb.
If you’ve already watched Anna’s video, I encourage you to re-watch it, and pass it along to a friend this Memorial Day.
Will you pray? Will you pray that this modern day holocaust, a war on the innocent is stopped?
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.”