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Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition!

Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition !
The immortal words of Chaplain (LTjg) Howell Forgy, U.S.S. New Orleans; Sunday Morning, Pearl Harbor, December, 7th, 1941.

Lest we forget!
A hymn was written a bit later to capture these immortal words… and later Chaplain Forgy wrote a book. December 7th 1941, the date that shall live in infamy, let us remember that the United States entered into a period of solemn prayer and preparation to meet this life and death threat.
See lyrics, story, and great photo of hymn book with scene of Pearl and action on the New Orleans here

"With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded
determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God."
FDR 8 Dec 41.

Today we fight battles on several fronts. There is an ongoing battle in the West with a post-modern culture that has little room for God. In the Order of Centurions, our battle is of a spiritual nature, but no less threatening [Mt10:28]. All should do as Chaplain Forgy, and "Praise Lord, and pass the ammunition." [Eph 6:12ff ]. Our amammunitionust be in words and deeds as we carry the Gospel forward - a message of justice, righteousness, mercy, and charity. We also must remain vigilant to defend against apostasy from within and asassaultsn the faith from without.

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