Remember why the country was founded
My week started out like every other week with house work, doctors appointments and working on getting ready for a boutique thats coming up. Then on Wednesday. I received a text from Serve Daily telling me that I won two tickets to see a concert in Spanish Fork. I was so excited that I truly lost my mind; I thought the concert was that night.
My husband and I arrived to find out that we had joined some kind of military ceremony on July 15. I asked if it was okay to stay and we were told it was.
All this time we thought the concert was going to take place soon. It took me a few minutes to realize we had walked into a flag retirement ceremony; neither of us had been to one. All of a sudden the military soldiers took down our beautiful nation’s flag that has been there all year and gently carried our it to the far end of the arena and laid it on a fire that had been burning for the whole time we were there. My heart sunk and I was so full of emotion, I had to sit down.
It took me a little time after it was over to gather myself.
Friday, July 17 - the actual date of the concert - came, and while I didn’t know what the concert was really about, I was excited to have a quiet night with soft instrumental and choir music.
When it began, my soul and heart were stirred up again.
The concert was about how and why our nation came to be and I was reminded why my ancestors came to this land. It was for the right to worship the way their heart and soul dictated. I was also reminded about the Constitution and the fact that our land, the United States of America, was founded under God and it was designed that the government and the people praise God and worship him and no one else.
It was such an enlightenment to listen to the spoken word, the music and the orchestra. My heart is filled with emotions more now than before. I truly don’t know how one person can bring things back the way our Forefathers saw, designed and brought before our ancestors many year ago. I do know it will take more then one. We all need to stand together and fight for what God intended this great land to be..
A flag retirement ceremony takes place at the Spanish Fork Rodeo Arena on July 15.