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Army Color guard no longer authorized

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    A Baptist church for years has had a special 4th of July service with an Army Color guard.

    But not this year
     
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    Kind of ironic, when you stop to consider that George Washington required (not suggested, but REQUIRED) his officers to attend Sunday services.
     
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    Good policy from my point of view.
     
  4. rsr

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    This is really puzzling. I live in an Army town and cannot remember an official color guard ever participating in a religious service here. Why should the Army be expected to provide troops (who otherwise would be on their day off) for such a service? Doesn't the church have some veterans who would be happy to provide a color guard? Or perhaps a local American Legion or VFW?

    And why is a Baptist church, of all things, expecting the government to provide such a service?
     
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    Excellent questions!! :thumbsup:

    For some 40+ years I was with a BC in a city that was right next to a major Army base. One of our former members is now a 3-Star General who heads West Point.

    Maybe it was up to the pastor to decide not have an active duty Army color guard on the stage....I don't know.

    If a BC wants one, that's their call.

    I'm a retired military person myself. The current church of which I've been with for 20+ years is in a different city about 50 miles from the above-mentioned one.

    Neither of her two pastors/elders have ever put much focus on the military.

    Maybe it's because neither one of them personally was in the military.

    Jest a-sayin'. :wavey:
     
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    Would people here object if it were another religion? (I do not know how likely it would be that a mosque or Sikh temple would do this.)

    My own opinion is similar to Rsr's.
     
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