Commentary

June 29, 2012

Chaplain thoughts – June 29, 2012

Chaplain (Maj.) Scott Jobe, 56th Fighter Wing deputy chaplain


 
“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

~ John F. Kennedy (1917–1963)

 
Americans willing to put their country before themselves is the epitome of patriotism. As we approach the Fourth of July, let us truly celebrate and remember all those Americans who willingly gave of themselves for the good of this great nation. May God continue to bless America!

 
Blessings from above…




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