WHEREAS, Members of the United States military serve our country faithfully, both at home and abroad, maintaining peace throughout the world, and are aggressively engaged in the global war on terror; and
WHEREAS, Each of our service personnel plays a vital role in preserving freedom in the United States and throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, Each American service man and woman is called upon to protect and preserve the freedom we hold dear; and
WHEREAS, Military service entails a comprehensive sacrifice from service personnel and from their families, friends, and communities; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 15-16, 2004, express appreciation to our service men and women in all branches of the military who are serving faithfully and honorably, both at home and abroad; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we encourage Southern Baptists to pray for the safety and well-being of our military personnel at all times, with particular attention to those who are in harm’s way; and be it further
RESOLVED, That we encourage all churches to find tangible ways to support our service personnel and their families; and be it finally
RESOLVED, That we express pride and strong support for our American military.