Harry D. Jerred American Legion Post 215
Post 215 Officers for 2016
Commander Tom Borgkvist
The following were appointed by Commander Borgkvist
Chaplain Jerry Lueck
Cleaning out the old building.
Jerry Lueck presenting our check to the Badger Honor Flight President, Brian Ziegler and Chuck McCafferty. Thanks everyone that made this possible, from Post 215 members, United Methodist Church, Mark from Mark's Market in Rio and to the Boy Scouts of Rio for all their work.
Thanks to Mark for the cooking of the sauce and noodles.
July Roll Call
Work crew putting in flag pole.
Posted July 1, 2015
Posted May 29
THE FINAL INSPECTION
The soldier stood and faced God,
'Step forward now, you soldier,
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
I've had to work most Sundays,
But, I never took a penny,
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place,
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
There was a silence all around the throne,
'Step forward now, you soldier,
| Deck of Cards. |
This is really something......
After reading this,You will never look at a deck of cards in the same way.
I believe that Elvis may have put this to music at some time or other.
Here is a new way to look at a deck of cards!!
Deck of Cards
It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard.
The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.
As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.
Just then an army sergeant came in and said, 'Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?'
The soldier replied, 'I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord.'
The sergeant said, 'Looks to me like you're going to play cards.'
The soldier said, 'No, sir . You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country,
I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards.'
The sergeant asked in disbelief, 'How will you do that?'
'You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God.
The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments
The Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John .
The Five is for the five virgins there were ten but only five of them were glorified.
The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.
The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.
The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives -- the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth..
The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.
The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.
The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.
The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.
The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.
When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.
There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.
The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.
Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.
So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for.'
The sergeant just stood there. After a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he said, 'Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?'
Please let this be a reminder and take time to pray for all of our soldiers who are being sent away, putting their lives on the line fighting.
Prayer for the Military.
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Bless them and their families
I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
After you read this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen and women all around the world.
Of all the gifts you could give a Soldier, prayer is the very best one.
In God I Trust! "
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