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On Appreciation Of Our American Military

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.