#BigRedOne!

it’s the Monday giggles….

“Attention!!”

I know it’s Monday and normally there are important giggles to be shared; however, there’s really only ONE THING that needs to be said today and that is……

ONLY 5 DAYS REMAIN UNTIL ARMY BEATS NAVY!!

No mission too difficult, no sacrifice too great.
Duty first.
Victory!


Our son was a part of the BIG RED ONE and we were tickled to discover this year’s Army uniform  design for  America’s Game, unveiled today, represents this elite Unit with a storied history.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of World War One so it only made sense the Black Knights would debut their Army-Navy game uniforms to commemorate the occasion —honoring the legacy of the U.S. Army’s first combat unit.
Traditionally, the uniforms of the Army-Navy game acknowledge a military event or specific unit. This year, Army stunned us again with a black and red combination that gives a great nod to the history of the 1st Infantry Division, also known as “The Big Red One” and “The Fighting First.”
Clad in all black with red details, the uniform color honors 1886 graduate of West Point, John “Black Jack” Pershing. A famed individual within the military community and those who consider themselves military history buffs, Pershing became the first four-star general in the country and commanded the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI.

Kaylah Jackson

Not only is our son a retired member of the #BigRedOne but also a former member of the Army Black Knights.  

We hold such fond memories of our own experiences at  America’s Game!   And we continue to look forward each year to watching the annual Army-Navy game.  

To say that this year’s uniforms are TOTALLY amazing is an understatement but nothing can compare to the personal pride we feel through our connection to this Combat Unit and this Team.  This Saturday our prayers will go out to all those who are nearing the end of their commitment to the BIG RED ONE, as well as to all the seniors who will be playing their final game. 

The shoulders of the jerseys showcase a black lion acknowledging the Black Lions of Cantigny and disks on the collar feature cross rifles and the acronym “U.S.,” insignias worn by enlisted soldiers in the unit. The back of the helmets, also blacked-out, feature a subdued WWI-era American Flag. The front of the helmets feature a replica of the unit patch which was used to identify the country’s vehicles from allies and enemies. It’s notated with the number “1.”

Kaylah Jackson

So, while we whole-heartedly immerse ourselves in the Season of Advent and busily fill our days with Christmas decorating and preparations 

The Big Red One hanging proudly!

may we never forget the sacrifices that have been & continue to be made…… by the brave!

On brave old Army team!

hugs n’ blessings to all those who will enjoy this year’s game!

waters rising

 

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September 13 is the feast day (in the Roman Catholic Church) of Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and Doctor of the Church. An Early Church Father best known for his preaching and public speaking, Saint John was given the name Chrysostomos, meaning “golden mouthed,” after death.

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What set him apart from others in his time period was his ability to apply scripture to everyday circumstances, teaching people how to incorporate the Gospel in all that they did. Continue reading “waters rising”

ten little toes

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“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”  Isaih 52:7

 

Two little feet, ten little toes,

running and jumping at play.

Two little feet, too little time,

will be walking to school one day.

Kicking a rock, or skipping a rope,

wading a puddle or washed with soap.

Two little feet, one little child,

will soon go their own way.

But footprints in my mind recall,

they stood here yesterday. Continue reading “ten little toes”