Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

American Legion celebrates Religious Emphasis Week

Citizens for a Better Norwood‘s Co-Chair Rick Hursh serves as Chaplain to our local American Legion Post. As you’ll see in Rick’s blog below about this week's special celebration, our readers are invited to contact him with the names of exceptional young people in our churches for consideration for a Religious Award:

The American Legion Post 123 in Norwood as part of its “Service to God and Country” Programs celebrates the first week of February as Religious Emphasis Week. It is the belief of the Legion that our country will be strong if our people will return to the religious principles upon which our nation was founded. The Legion recommends the following:

Raise our minds and hearts to God in individual daily prayer.
Encourage the placement of a Bible in every home.
Make family Bible reading a part of every day life.
Emphasize religious training of our children.
Encourage weekly public worship of God.

As a family that prays together stays together, so the nation that prays together stays together.

The American Legion would like to recognize the youth of our community who stand out in their place of worship with a Religious Award. Many of the churches in the community have been contacted to identify these individuals, but if you have a young person in mind, feel free to contact us.

This week will culminate with a special service with many veterans groups participating to memorize the sacrifices of Four Chaplains who lost there lives on the USS Dorchester. This service will be held at St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave. Northside, Sunday February 8, beginning at Noon. This heart warming event will include music and memorial addresses. It is open to the public and should not be missed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Rick Hursh, Chaplain, American Legion Post 123
Phone: 238-4349