Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?

A good friend of mine, who is also a well respected pastor, recently shared the post below from another source on his Facebook page.

The post perfectly articulated my personal feelings as well which led to my decision to walk away from viewing and supporting all pro sports teams and players who have decided to become political activists on the field of play instead of just playing the game the way it was always meant to be played!

Although this post only focuses on the NFL, I personally choose to include the NBA, WNBA, MLB, and MLS just to name a few others.

Therefore, I am doing what the writer proposed readers of his post do: “Pass this post along to all your friends and family, if you believe it worthy of sharing.”

I too believe it is worthy of sharing!


“Some Folks Have Come to Despise the NFL…

For fans who follow the sport, most of this will be a simple reminder of things you already know. For the rest, it’s a wake-up call:

  • In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
  • In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
  • In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
  • In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure” eye-black for breast cancer awareness.
  • In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem!).
  • In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police Officers killed in the line of duty.
  • In 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression. It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue: For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily, for being cops, or for the Memory of 9/11…

BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America, and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters.

That is who and what the NFL now has shown itself to be.

Pass this post along to all your friends and family, if you believe it worthy of sharing.

Honor our military; too many of whom have come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.”


As for me and my family. . .we will always stand for our flag and our National Anthem,  which should be the ONLY anthem sung at any event, and we will kneel ONLY at the feet of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

So, where have all our heroes gone? The good news is they are still among us just wearing different kinds of uniforms.

GOD BLESS AMERICA, and all the real American heroes who don’t play games but actually work tirelessly putting their lives on the line every day to insure America remains THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE:

  • Our Military
  • Police Officers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Doctors, Nurses, EMT’s, and all other healthcare providers
  • All other First Responders who mostly go unnoticed and unappreciated

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

The America I Know And Love!

“Time Won’t Let Me” (one of my all-time favorite songs growing up in the 60’s by the Outsiders) Listen Here

Well, I thought I was going to take some time off from posting to recover from celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, but with 73 days left to arguably the most important Presidential election since the birth of the U.S.A., I just couldn’t do it! “Time Won’t Let Me”!

In my last post entitled “Houston, We Have A Problem”, I focused on COVID-19 and some of the issues and questions still facing us regarding drugs and vaccines and their pros and cons. If you missed it, please check it out.

However, when I read the articles below, I just had to share them with all who may have missed them.

It is SOOOO refreshing to know that there are still young adults here in the U.S.A. (I’m including high school students as well like the ones below) who are willing to stand up and be heard in the face of, sadly, too many misguided young adults who just want to riot, loot, burn, and try to destroy the greatest nation the world has ever known. These violent individuals (the peaceful protestors have all gone home) are falling for a great deal of misinformation and lies about white supremacy, racial, and social injustices.

I’m not saying these issues don’t exist, they do, but there is a right way (God-honoring) and a wrong way (hate-filled) to address them. And, if we are honest with each other, a lot of progress has been made here in the U.S.A. since the days of slavery and Jim Crow laws.


Below is an interesting point of view from a young millennial against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s views! It is a well written and thoughtful article by a 26-year old college student named Alyssa Ahlgren, who is in graduate school working on her MBA.
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My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity Around Us!

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of presidential candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around.

I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it.

Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose.These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought.

We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty One Times!!!

Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.

Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided.

My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country.

People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, we elect some politicians who are dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or we didn’t see the rise and fall of socialism and communism.

We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.”

Photographer and Superintendent address controversial photo of Ohio football players

by TOM BOSCO | WSYX/WTTE Staff

The discussion over black lives and blue lives now involves high schoolers wearing blue and red in one central Ohio community. A promotional photo of the Marysville High School football team is leading to controversy after team members held the “thin blue line” flag representing law enforcement in the picture. (Courtesy: Robin’s View Studios)

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The discussion over black lives and blue lives now involves high schoolers wearing blue and red in one central Ohio community. A promotional photo of the Marysville High School football team is leading to controversy after team members held the “thin blue line” flag representing law enforcement in the picture.

Viewers of WSYX/WTTE and others on social media complained about the photo, concerned it was a political statement against the Black Lives Matter movement.

The photo is not the official team photo, but a promotional picture, paid for by a booster group, the Monarch Quarterback Club. Emails to the club were not returned today. In addition to the “thin blue line” flag, team members are holding flags representing other first responders, along with the American and Ohio flags.

The controversy got the attention of the school board at last night’s meeting.

“I think it’s easy to rush to judgement, especially with how polarizing some events are in our society,” said Diane Allen, superintendent of Marysville schools at last night’s meeting.

She called this a teachable moment and said it’s difficult to judge what the intent of the players is.

“Intent can’t always be measured or evaluated in a picture, it’s also important to recognize that a symbol or a flag can mean one thing to you and one thing to the person standing beside you,” she said.

The photographer who took the photo is upset as well. Robin Thompson posted on Facebook, asking, “When did we stop seeing things through a lens of love and just see things through a lens of hate and division?… When did we decide to accuse instead of embrace?”

Thompson said the photo is not meant to be a political statement and that some of the team members have loved ones who serve as first responders.

“It was never meant to promote one group over another. It was meant to say ‘Thank you,’ she wrote. “I am sorry if you could not see the intent. But I assure you, the intent is love.”


Since when has it become controversial or political to fly an American flag, or a flag supporting law enforcement? The answer: Since a group of intolerant malcontents who hate America decided they have all the answers and if we disagree with them, we must be the problem, our views must be silenced, and we must be punished and even eliminated.

Those high school football players make me a proud Ohioan, and more importantly, they as well as the graduate student working on her MBA make me a proud American!


I think the late Charlie Daniels said it best:

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 YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

Happy Labor Day!

The History of Labor Day

I must confess, I never knew the history of “Labor Day” or why we celebrate it until I read the information below sent from a friend of mine.

ENJOY!


by Bob Lupton on

Workers on strike leave the Pullman FactoryWorkers on strike leave the Pullman Factory

Labor Day – It’s always the first Monday in September, the final party day of the summer that ushers in the autumn season. What benevolent politician should we credit for coming up with a free day off (long weekend actually) in recognition of our nation’s hard-working labor force? A patriotic statesman, perhaps, who understands and appreciates the sweat and toil of those who have built our great nation?

Well, not quite. President Grover Cleveland may have signed the decree, but it was motivated much more by political pragmatism than altruism.

In the summer of 1894 (when Labor Day became a federal holiday) the nation was in the midst of a deep economic depression. Unemployment was reaching alarming rates and those workers who could find jobs faced long, exhausting work hours and drastically reduced wages. Labor unions were organizing strikes and business owners were forced to shutter their plants. This was a time of tension and strife, hardly a time for celebrating workers.

In Chicago one prominent industrialist had devised a creative plan to keep his business operating and his employees working during these difficult times. His name was George Pullman. He had built one of the premier manufacturing companies in the nation – The Palace Car Company.

Inspired by the faith-motivated garden city movement that was reforming employment practices in Europe, Pullman had built an entire self-sustaining town around his railroad car factory. (He named it Pullman!) It provided his employees and their families all the amenities of healthy community life – attractive housing, convenient shopping, recreation facilities, even a church for worship.

George became convinced that a well-run company town not only fostered loyalty among employees but increased profitability as well. Cadbury, Lever, and other industry leaders in England had proven this.

But unlike Cadbury and Lever whose guiding value was “love of God and neighbor,” Pullman saw this garden city strategy primarily as a profit-making tactic. Company housing, stores, even the church building, were income producing cost centers. And it worked – for a time. But as the depression dragged on, Pullman maintained company profitability by extending work hours and cutting wages.

His employees might have understood these measures as necessary tightening of the corporate belt had he eased rental rates on company housing or reduced prices on basic necessities at the company store. But he did neither. He continued to operate these amenities as profit-making enterprises. Consequently, employee loyalty evaporated.

The final straw, however, was when it was discovered that Pullman and his stockholders were making handsome earnings while workers sunk deeper and deeper in debt. Workers quickly organized a strike, bringing production to a halt.

Striking Pullman workers were soon joined by other labor union members in sympathy strikes. This cascade threatened to bring national rail transportation to a standstill. Riots ensued, then violent eruptions. Train cars were burned and engines destroyed. Police and armed security guards fired on the surging mobs of demonstrators, killing and wounding several protesters, which further inflamed the violence. Ten thousand state militia and federal troops were sent in to quell the uprising. More deaths occurred. The outcry went national.

President Cleveland had to do something drastic. Deploying more troops was not the answer. That failing strategy was costing him serious losses in popularity polls. Giving beleaguered workers a long weekend off could help calm the tensions, he reasoned. A special day of recognition, an olive branch of sorts, might soothe some of the wounds that hard-working citizens were experiencing.

And so Labor Day became a day “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers…a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

A worthy tribute, yes, but mostly a day to pause from conflict and toil, to play and relax, to eat and drink, to enjoy family and friends. And now, more than a century later, it remains a day of thanksgiving for the God-ordained role of work.

(By the way, President Cleveland lost his re-election bid)


Praying you and your families will have a relaxing enjoyable day off tomorrow playing, eating, and giving thanks for “the God-ordained role of work” in our lives.

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

Happy Birthday America!

This short post is dedicated to Ex-football player Colin Kaepernick, basketball player Labron James, U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe, and all the other ungrateful and unpatriotic athletes and individuals across this great land who obviously haven’t taken the time to learn and appreciate the history of the birth of the greatest nation on earth, what our flag really stands for, and the ultimate price men and women have paid over the past 243 years for the freedoms we all enjoy today, for better or worse!

The video below is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children and grandchildren on this 4th of July and every 4th of July hereafter. I highly recommend you watch it together as a family!

This 11-minute history lesson must not be ignored unless, God forbid, we really don’t care how many more Colin Kaepernicks and Megan Rapinoes will be raised in ignorance of how and why the American flag and our National Anthem are to be highly honored and respected every chance we get to do so.

Please Watch This Amazing Story Here Of How and Why the National Anthem Was Written

Happy Independence Day To All Who Believe America Is Still the Greatest Nation On Earth!

God Bless You and Your Family & God Bless America!

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America Has Lost Its Moral Compass!

America: A Historical Reminder

Anyone who has taken the time to read about the factual history of our nation would have to agree that America was founded on the Judeo-Christian principles of the Holy Bible. There’s just no denying it!

In fact, most of our Founding Fathers who signed our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution were professing Christians, and those who weren’t still professed a belief in the God of creation.

How and why is it that so many of these men and women, and their families, were professing Christians?

To find those answers we  literally have to go back to the earliest days of our founding, to the days of the Pilgrims and the Puritans.

In his book, America’s Christian History: The Untold Story, Gary DeMar states, “One of the most useful tools in the quest for power is the educational system. The implication of this statement is obvious: Whoever controls the educational system will set the goals for the nation, establish its religious values, and ultimately control the future. From Sparta and Athens to Geneva and Harvard, education has been the primary means of cultural transformation.”

In America, DeMar states, “One of the first acts performed in the New World was the establishment of schools and colleges. The Virginia colony was the first to charter a college at Henrico, Virginia in 1619, nineteen years before Harvard and seventy-four years before the College of William and Mary. Like all the colonial colleges, Henricus College was designed around the precepts of the Christian faith, ‘for the training and bringing up of infidels’ children to the true knowledge of God and understanding of righteousness’. The New England colonial colleges were designed to further the gospel of Christ in all disciplines.”

“The founders of these early educational institutions understood the relationship between a sound education based upon biblical absolutes and the future of the nation. Putting the Bible in the hands of the people was an essential step toward religious and political freedom. From the very beginnings, the expressed purpose of colonial education had been to preserve society against barbarism, and, so far as possible, against sin.”

DeMar continues to say, “When Trinity University was endowed as Duke University in 1924, its bylaws stated: ‘The aims of Duke University are to assert a faith in the eternal union of knowledge and religion set forth in the teachings and character of Jesus Christ, the Son of God….’ A study of colonial colleges will show that the character of Duke’s founding was nearly identical to those colleges started in the seventeenth century.”

“As the following chart demonstrates, with the exception of the University of Pennsylvania (1755), all of the colonial schools began as distinctly Christian institutions. Unfortunately, Duke and its educational predecessors no longer hold to their original denominational affiliations or their religious affirmations.”

          Date                 College                            Colony                             Affiliation 

  1. 1636           Harvard              Massachusetts                Puritan
  2. 1693     William and Mary          Virginia                     Anglican
  3. 1701             Yale                    Connecticut           Congregational
  4. 1746         Princeton                New Jersey             Presbyterian
  5. 1754      King’s College             New York                    Anglican
  6.                 (Columbia)
  7. 1764           Brown                  Rhode Island                  Baptist
  8. 1766          Rutgers                  New Jersey           Dutch Reformed
  9. 1769        Dartmouth           New Hampshire         Congregational

DeMar emphasizes the obvious fact that, “Regardless of the vocation for which a student was preparing, the colonial college sought to provide an education that was distinctly Christian.”

Where and With Whom Does the Fault Lie?

Because all humans have inherited Adam and Eve’s “original sin”, we are all born sinners! We aren’t sinners because we sin, we sin because we are all sinners right out of  our mother’s wombs.

And even though no generation in America has been or is perfect, I believe from my generation of the Baby Boomers until now, the moral decline of America has escalated in some very concerning ways.

The battle cry of the Baby Boomers in the 1960’s and 70’s was, “If it feels good, do it”, and we did!

What used to be considered sinful acts and speech by the majority of American citizens prior to the Baby Boomer generation, they are now celebrated as main street life choices that must not only be tolerated but accepted as the “new normal”! Anybody disagreeing with this “new normal” is now labeled as having some sort of phobia that must not be tolerated, or worse yet, a racist!

Sins of abortion (murdering babies), adultery, divorce, fornication (sex outside of marriage), homosexuality, lying, profanity, and sex changes were considered shameful acts only to be whispered about in generations prior to the Baby Boomers.

The truth is, we should all be ashamed of the sins in our lives and strive to turn from them, not continue to live openly in sin and celebrate them as if everyone should agree with those choices! This is clearly not a God-honoring way to live!

Sadly, many of our liberal elected officials not only disagree, they are feverishly passing laws, or attempting to pass laws, that do in fact happily celebrate some of these sinful acts!

Without a belief in a Holy Sinless God who expects and commands us to know and live by His standards, there is no need to be ashamed of anything since the “new normal” of moral relativism has now taken such a strong hold in our culture today.

How Can America Regain Its Moral Compass?

For starters, we can all take the time to get better acquainted with the Holy Sinless God who expects and commands us to know and live by His standards. That means making a commitment to read the Holy Bible, maybe for the first time in your life!

Next, choose to admit to, confess, and repent, or turn away, from the obvious sins in our lives. This is never an easy step. Christians, who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, have been filled with God’s Holy Spirit who empowers us and helps us turn from our wicked ways. For unbelievers, living without the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit, they must rely on their own strength and will power to change their ways.

Last, but certainly not least, if you are sincerely interested in doing your part to help America regain its moral compass, we must work feverishly and commit to voting out of office every liberal/socialist who stands against our morals and the values this great nation was founded on! This would also include all elected officials who have been spewing hateful antisemitic rhetoric from the halls of Congress.

To the Holy Sinless God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob be the glory now and forever! AMEN!

See you next week for more Wisdom Matters!

A Serious Message From a Funny Guy!

A good friend of mine sent me an email I felt was worth passing on. Many of you may have heard of Jeff Foxworthy. For those who haven’t, he is quite a funny comedian. However, his article below is not meant to be funny. Instead, Jeff is trying to wake up readers to the reality of what’s going on around the world, and especially here in America.


 Jeff Foxworthy
   
By Jeff Foxworthy
 
  • If plastic water bottles are okay, but plastic bags are banned, — you might live in a nation (state) that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
 
  • If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If an 80-year-old woman who is confined to a wheelchair or a three-year-old girl can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
  • If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.
THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE IN ALL UPCOMING ELECTIONS. MOST OF THE IDIOTS RUNNING THIS COUNTRY SAY ONE THING AND DO THE OPPOSITE KNOWING THAT THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED THEM IN DO NOT PAY ATTENTION
 
LET’S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!!
 
 IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER
 ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
 
  IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
 
 IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER
ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
 
  IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY
YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.
 
IF YOU CROSS THE US. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET ……. !!!
A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE,
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE,
FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS,
SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE,
A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS
PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU
PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT
AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE.
 
I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION!

The bottom line of Jeff’s ranting is you get what you vote for. November 6th will be here before we know it. Regardless of your political party affiliation, get to know what they stand for by researching their voting record on issues near and dear to your heart, and then vote your conscience.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Happy Memorial Day!

I received the following email from a long-time friend of mine and felt deeply moved to share it with you. Here is how it read:


I think this is especially neat since a number of VA facilities are removing the bibles from the displays at some of the VA locations.
 
MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Vets
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By Bill Callen:  Top Right News
Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet has once again proved a positive to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.
 
According to a Facebook post he published on Mon, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a “Missing Man Table” that contained a single rose, a Bible & a folded American flag, as well as a plaque w/in which was the following explanation:
 
“This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms. The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty. The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers. The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing. A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers. The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God. The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast. The chair is empty — they are missing.”
 
After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they “wanted to honor veterans.” Furthermore, he offered free meals to all veterans and their family members on Veterans Day. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. “We’ve had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it,” Korchan continued. “It’s been special to see.”
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PLEASE SHARE this article if you admire what Chick-Fil-A has done to honor our vets…

To the brave men and women of our armed forces who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we enjoy today in this great experiment called the United States of America!

THANK YOU & God Bless America!