Washington Weekly Review
Roberta Combs & Christian Coalition of America Honor America's Veterans on Memorial Day
This Monday, May 27, 2013, we will honor our nation’s veterans who have served in all of America’s wars and most especially, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives while serving in the United States armed services. Memorial Day originated after the Civil War to honor those who perished in that war. But in the 20th century, it has been extended to include all those who have died while in military service.
I personally would like to remember and honor my late husband, Andy Combs, who was a World War II and a Korean War veteran. After serving in both wars, at the age of 32 years old, Andy was stricken with polio, but did not let this stop him from becoming very successful in business. He continued enjoying a great life with lots of energy and vitality. He was a gentleman who loved life and people. He was also very appreciative of kindness; saw the good in everyone; and his friends meant a lot to him. Andy loved his country and was proud to be an American. Andy knew many soldiers who died in those wars and on the Normandy beaches on D-Day; a military operation in which he participated.
I would like to ask all Americans to take a moment to remember all military personnel serving on active duty, most especially those serving overseas from Afghanistan to South Korea. There are nearly 200,000 American troops stationed in over 150 nations around the world; most of whom are in Middle East combat zones. Please remember them in your prayers.
I would like to thank and honor all veterans for their sacrifice in defense of the United States of America and the values we so cherish. May God protect and bless each and every one and their families this Memorial Day.
Portman Renews Effort To Commemorate FDR's D-Day Prayer with the Nation at the WWII Memorial
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on Thursday renewed his effort to pass legislation that would direct the Interior Secretary to install a plaque or inscription at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944.
“On D-Day, courageous Americans risked and sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedoms and end tyranny abroad,” said Portman. “That morning, President Roosevelt asked our nation to come together to pray for the men overseas. His words brought strength and comfort to many during one of the most challenging times for our nation... (READ MORE)
Congressman J. Randy Forbes: Above all, this we’ll defend
Always courageous. Always faithful. Always ready. Above all. This we’ll defend.
These mottos represent each of the five service branches of our military. They are at the core of what our men and women in uniform stand for as they serve our nation each day. Behind every one of these mottos is a face – a father, a sister, a neighbor, a son – who lives these calls to action in times of physical hardship, camaraderie, sacrifice, surrender, peace, bravery, loyalty, and pain. Behind each of those mottos, triumphs have been met. Hope has been extended. The ultimate sacrifice has been paid.
For over a century, our nation has taken time out of the year to mark special tribute to the men and women who have bravely given their lives in service of our nation. Today we know that day as Memorial Day, which specifically honors those who died in military service. On this day, we express our deep appreciation to those who gave everything for our freedoms, and unite in prayer for the families who have lost loved ones... (READ MORE)
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