From: Barb Harwood
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 10:02 AM
Fw: Valley Forge
For those protecting our country wherever they are.
The following passage is from a sermon by John Hagee:

 I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind 
 the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in 
his bloody hands. 

He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of 
food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally 
scarred from the eternity away from his family 
surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. 

He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on 
his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust 
and tells us this... 

I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the 
Constitution and now your children graduate too 
illiterate to read it. 

I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom 
to vote and you stay at home because it rains. 

I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of 
speech and you remain silent on critical issues, 
because it might be bad for business. 

I orphaned my children to give you a government to 
serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people. 

It's the soldier, not the reporter who gives you the 
freedom of the press. 

It's the soldier, not the poet who gives you the 
freedom of speech. 

It's the soldier, not the campus organizer who allows 
you to demonstrate. 

It's the soldier, who salutes the flag, serves the 
flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag that allows 
the protester to burn the flag!!! 

 "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect 
them as they protect us. Bless them and their families 
for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time 
of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and 

Prayer Wheel: When you receive this, please stop for a 
moment and say a prayer for our U.S. forces in Afghanistan, 
AND all around the world. 

Do not stop the wheel, please.... Of all the gifts you 
could give a US Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Coast 
Guardsman, Prayer is the very best one.....