Remember our heroes! They have carried our nation’s banner high, fighting for what we believe in. Although so many have gone down in the battle, we must never let the flag fall. Fight for what we believe in, that their sacrifice shall not prove to be in vain.
This is our God appointed responsibility. Numbers 1 relates the story of the first census in Israel. God commanded Israel to count every man outside the tribe of Levi who was 20 years old or older and able to fight. The Levites were only exempted because their appointment was to serve in the house of God. Every man available to fight was required to serve in the army. None could reap the benefits of life in the Promised Land without doing his part to secure that land for everyone in Israel.
Today Americans enjoy the fruits of our Promised Land because our forefathers gave their lives to secure them. We are a free nation. We are blessed with abundant resources. And we look forward to passing these treasures on to our children. But if these treasures are to be preserved for future generations, our flag must stand through the battle. And what does this flag stand for that we pledge our allegiance to? It stands for one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. Just as in early Israel, we all must do our part to ensure that these fruits will be available to all Americans in the years ahead.
Some fight on the home front as law enforcement officers, firemen, etc. Some fight on foreign soil as military personnel. And others are called to support those who fight for us, supplying them with whatever they need. Today on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, America is pausing to consider its many blessings, and to remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in securing these blessings for us.
Thousands of Americans across the country gathered today to honor our veterans, first responders, and civilians in the Travis Manion Foundation 9-11 Heroes Run. This 5k race raised funds to support those who strive each day to keep us safe. At Ellington Field in Houston, Mayor Parker joined an enthusiastic race day crowd filled with military and police personnel, support groups, families, etc.
MoMs USA, a Houston-based Texas Non-Profit organization that supports our active duty military personnel, was one of the participants in the event. MoMs USA solicits monetary and gift donations to send care packages to those who are currently deployed. Its founder, Gale Muskiet, got the vision for this group when her eldest son joined the marines. She began to hear stories of soldiers who had no family supporting them, no one to send cards, care packages, etc. She knew that we had to let them know: we care about them and we appreciate what they are doing for us.
100% of the proceeds received by MoMs USA goes to supporting our active duty military. In addition to the care packages, MoMs USA works with other charity groups who support those wounded and those on deployment. They said that right now the things that would help most are volunteers for the fundraising events and special functions, and monetary or gift donations for the care packages. If your group or school would like to sponsor a fundraiser, care package drive, etc. in support of MoMs USA, you can email Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org.