May 28, 2012

Today We Remember

We of today need to remember that the strength of our civilization is spiritual rather than scientific or physical. America has become great because of its ideals which have their roots in the church life of yesterday and today. Twelve of the original thirteen colonies were founded by church groups. Our schools, hospitals and charitable institutions were founded by the churches of our lands. The ideals and framework of our human rights came out of the Christian faith and teaching. And so for the future assurance that we may have the blessings of God and His guidance for our children and their children we need the Church. Let us strengthen it by our faithful attendance and support. In the great events of life - birth - marriage and death we recognize it. Let us do so every day as well as on Sunday.

-L.W. Shultz, from a 1960 Memorial Day Address