National Chaplain's Message

Robert Allen Vick
National Chaplain of The American Legion

 

 

November Message:

Freedom ... what is it? Who has it?

America is the land of the free, but at what price? Freedom is not free, and it is only maintained through character.

Freedom is not maintained through commerce, or ancient tyre, a commercial giant, would not have fallen.

Freedom is not maintained through art and culture, or anciet Greece would not have fallen.

Freedom is not maintained through ritualism, or Jerusalem would not have fallen.

Freedom is not maintained through military strength alone, or Germany would not have fallen.

America is free because of her character and the character of her people. God bless America and keep her character strong.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Attend Legion post functions or celebrations put on by other patriotic organizations.

Be sure to pray for our veterans and thank them for their service.

And read the poem "Freedom Is Not Free" by Kelly Strong here.

We do not worship war, but we do honor our warriors.

Yes, I am my brothers keeper.