I attended the Grace Presbyterian Church’s 4th of July service this year and was very pleased and inspired by the service. It included presenting the flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, singing several patriotic songs, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a tribute to the Armed Forces and a musket salute for all the patriots. I’d encourage anyone to attend that service next year.
We also sang the first and fourth verses of our National Anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner. The fourth verse recognizes God’s importance as our maker and sustainer. It says that God will bless us with victory and peace as we praise the power (God) that made and preserved our nation. It also says that our motto should be “In God is our trust.”
We also heard about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. They were educated, successful, prominent men who would take a great risk if they signed the Declaration. Realizing how important freedom was, they signed, pledgi...
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