Friday, June 4, 2010
Remembering Those Who Served & Are Serving
Last weekend we observed Memorial Day -- a time to remember those who have proudly served and died for the freedoms we enjoy today, as well as those who are currently serving near and far. At the church we have been attending, Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC, the speaker was Dr. Tim Lee, a double-amputee Vietnam Veteran. Tim Lee was a young man...just one year out of junior college...when he joined the Marine Corps. Within a matter of weeks, a bus took him to Paris Island, South Carolina, for boot camp. He is a prime example of how most of our military personnel feel about the job they do for us -- you and me. It was an inspirational Sunday morning as we recognized all military personnel from WWII to those currently serving in Iraq & Afghanistan. It brought tears to my eyes as I watched these proud men/women stand in recognition of their service to our great country. Each one was presented with a CD of Dr. Lee's life story as well as a pamphlet he wrote entitled "Deadline: Vietnam, The Day My Running Stopped." No matter what our political views may be, we are all Americans and we are blessed to live in the United States of America. Following the church service, all Veterans and their families were served a steak lunch.
For more info on Dr. Tim Lee and his ministry, check out: www.timlee.org. You will be blessed if you ever have the opportunity to see and hear Dr. Lee speak.