heroes don’t wear capes…

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WWII Monument, Kansas State University

Heroes don’t wear capes…

they wear dog tags!

Two thin tags of metal that many cannot bare the weight to wear.

Two mere dollars-worth tokens –  more valuable than gold.

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Two tiny tin-punched pieces of information which contain only a scratch of data,

on lives valiantly lived.

So much more than the eye can see

is their meaning to those who pray for the ones they hang upon,

and all those they serve.

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little lamb

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The Lamb

Little Lamb who made thee 
Dost thou know who made thee 
Gave thee life & bid thee feed. 
By the stream & o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!
Little Lamb who made thee 
Dost thou know who made thee
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb: 
He is meek & he is mild, 
He became a little child: 
I a child & thou a lamb, 
We are called by his name.
Little Lamb God bless thee. 
Little Lamb God bless thee.

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Independence Day!

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Happy Independence Day, USA!

“Remember that we celebrate this day because it is the day when the 13 colonies separated from Great Britain and declared their independence.  We remember that the “Declaration of Independence,” written by Thomas Jefferson, declares in part:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  We see that these rights come from God, not from the people themselves! So this week we must also need to pray for our country that is trying to forget the God who gave us our freedom.” Fr. Larry Richards Erie, Pa

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