Faith, Freedom, and the Fourth

“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.

World War II veterans in the foreground, Revolutionary War Veterans in the background, Zion Presbyterian Church

“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…]