On memorial day, normally we write a tribute to all the men and women who fought and continue to fight to protect our country‘s freedom. Today I wanted to get a little more personal and share a story about Bill‘s father, Allan B. Adams.

He was in the second infantry division and was in five campaigns in World War II.

One of the battles he was involved with was the battle of the bulge, liberating the twin villages in Belgium. Dad along with about 10 other men were left behind enemy lines in the town of Rocherath-Krinkelt. These brave men fought amongst German troops that occupied the town for 5 days, hiding in a cellar underground and at night taking out enemy tanks and liberating the town. When the men fled, they were running and hiding alongside their tank destroyer to safety. One of the men was wounded and dad held him over his shoulder, dragging him along.  The man pled for him not to drop and leave him behind.

John 15:13– greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Today there is a tribute and a memorial to the men of the US second infantry division who fought and died here in this region in December 1944 for the cause of freedom and peace.

So today let’s reflect and honor those who you may know or just pray for the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for freedom and peace and continue doing so for our country.

Thank you with all of our hearts!