Re­mem­ber why the coun­try was founded

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By He­len Beardall

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..

Clark Caras

A flag re­tire­ment cer­e­mony takes place at the Span­ish Fork Rodeo Arena on July 15.

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