Video from Atlanta Journal- Constitution
As Christians our responsibility is to serve each other and our fellow man rather than emulate the pompous/ selfish and arrogant leaders & citizens we see in our nation today. Selfless service is at the core of God's character which we must emulate and manifest and demonstrate in service to God and to others. Our Christian liberty obligates us to perform works, not for our salvation, but as an outward demonstration of our love for God. Sacrifice is the essence of Christian service.
These men know what selflessness means. As we honor them let us also aspire to be selfless in our lives as well!
The Medal of Honor is the United States government's highest and most prestigious military decoration that recognizes American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, guardians, and coast guardsmen who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
"The Congressional Medal of Honor Society welcomes Master Sgt. Earl Plumlee as our newest member, and we offer our deepest condolences and gratitude to the families, friends and those who served alongside Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe and Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Celiz...The Society and Foundation rely solely on private philanthropy – gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations – and receive no government funding. The Foundation is a 4-Star Rated Charity as rated by Charity Navigator.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is the only organization Chartered by Congress to support Recipients. Although the Medal of Honor traces its origins back to 1861, it wasn’t until 1958 that Congress and President Eisenhower chartered a specific organization to address the work and well-being of Recipients.
Today the Society creates a bond between Recipients while keeping their memories alive, protecting the legacy of the Medal, and promoting the values and ideals upon which our country was founded. It remains the only group chartered by Congress to take on such great responsibilities.
Through the Society, Recipients remain as deeply committed to serving our country in peace as they did in war." from the website: