One of my favorite Super Bowl commercials of all-time is Ram Trucks’ 2013 commercial, “So God Made a Farmer.” Tennessee’s former Senator Fred Thompson, who passed away last week, made a video about patriotism based on that commercial that I wanted to share in his memory:
“A soldier of the Continental Line.”
The statement, barely legible on an ancient gravestone, was one like dozens of others in our church’s 207-year-old graveyard.
“A soldier of the Revolutionary War.”
“United States Navy, World War II.”
“A soldier of the Korean War.”
It was 7:00 a.m. on June 30, and my two oldest kids and I were placing flags on veterans’ graves before our church’s annual “faith and freedom” service. As we passed by the graves, I tried to give short history lessons. [Read more…]