Orange Lodge 1475
||Posted on: Apr. 30 2012,7:36 pm
Santa Barbara, California
The first picture and the last picture are taken at the beach in Santa Barbara right next to the pier. There is a veterans group that started putting a cross and candle for every death in Iraq and Afghanistan. The amazing thing is that they only do it on the weekends. They put up this graveyard and take it down every weekend. Guys sleep in the sand next to it and keep watch over it at night so nobody messes with it.
Every cross has the name, rank and D.O.B. and D.O.D. on it.
Very moving, very powerful??? so many young volunteers. So many 30 to 40 year olds as well.
Did you know that the ACLU has filed a suit to have all military cross-shaped headstones removed?,
and that they filed another suit to end prayer from the military completely. They're making great progress.
The Navy Chaplains can no longer mention Jesus' name in prayer thanks to the ACLU and our new administration.
'Heavenly Father, 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 this our time of need. These things I humbly ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.'
Have a great !