Saturday, December 12, 2015

Remember, Honor, & Teach - Wreaths across America & AHG

 

Today I spent a wonderful afternoon alongside members American Heritage Girls Troop MD0413 and many others laying over 4,000 (Christmas) Wreaths across America at Baltimore National Cemetery. This was just one of many locations across the USA and beyond taking time to spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.

 

 

 

 

Remember - “To be killed in war is not the worst that can happen. To be lost is not the worst that can happen… to be forgotten is the worst.” -Pierre Claeyssens (1909-2003).


  


American Heritage Girls Troop MD0413
MD0413 is just one of AHG Troops in MD and across the United States



American Heritage Girls is a faith-based, Christ-centered, family-oriented scouting program for girls aged Kindergarten through 18 years old.





Friday, June 12, 2015

Our American Flag

This page is dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America,
and all that it represents to the members of the 
American Heritage Girls and Trail Life USA




FLAG HOLIDAYS

NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER

First Thursday in May




ARMED FORCES DAY

 National observance in the United States
on the third Saturday of May
to pay tribute to men and women
who serve the United States’ armed forces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCV59dzrudk
Salute to the Armed Forces


MEMORIAL DAY

Is a federal holiday in the United States
for remembering the people who died while serving
in the country's armed forces.
The holiday, is observed on the last Monday of May.
PA0304 Mechanicsburg, PA.



FLAG DAY  JUNE 14th 

History of Flag Day and Our Flag



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDjcYc15y8M
An American Heritage Girl is Patriotic


 INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 4th

http://pointingthewayforouryouth.blogspot.com/2014/07/ahg-patriotism-in-action.html
AHG celebrated the 4th of July
at Arlington National Cemetery


Trail Life USA Troop PA0316
4th of July Pride, Standing Tall, and Walking Worthy



PATRIOTS' DAY - SEPTEMBER 11th





SEE YOU AT THE POLE

 A prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole
before school on the 4th Wednesday in September
to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school,
and nation to God. See You at the Pole™ is a

student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.





VETERANS DAY - NOVEMBER 11th

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Here's a Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony



FLAG TRAINING

KNOWLEDGE & BADGES
   
AHG - Our Flag (E, PI/PA, T)


AHG Flag Facts
Flag Facts Every AHG Girls Should Know
TLUSA - Our Flag (Ready Trailman)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TrailLife.SSBC/permalink/608305232606605/
Color Guard Training Photos

VISIT PLACES OF FLAG HISTORY

THE FLAG HOUSE 

http://publications.usa.gov/epublications/ourflag/flaghouse.htm
 Baltimore, Maryland


FORT McHENRY

Fort McHenry
Baltimore, Maryland


Click flag to view an Inspirational! 12 min. Facebook video.
Robert Surgenor produced several years ago
 that tells the true story of our National Anthem.
I (he) GUARANTEE you, if you watch this video,
you will never think of  our National Anthem in the same way again. 
May God bless America on our Independence Day!



 FLAG ETIQUETTE



STANDARDS of RESPECT
http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html

DISPLAYING THE AMERICAN FLAG
http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette-display/

UNITED STATES FLAG CODE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code#The_Code



PROMOTING OUR FLAG




1st Place Pathfinder by Megan C. (Pathfinder, MD1208)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT3gjnZ_vJ0
US Army "Pershing's Own" band






Monday, March 23, 2015

National Day of Prayer

Calling TLUSA & AHG members to PRAYER May 7, 2015
 
To instill love of country and love of Christ exhibited through prayer
To fulfill the desire to serve God, Country, Family, and Others.
 
 
 
 
Prayer of 2 Chronicles 7:14 for our Nation
 And God said:“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves,
and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

We are partnering with this national effort and encouraging our Troops to reach out and volunteer your Troop to help. Trailmen can: 
  • pray leaders will be truly blessed, and God is glorified from your service
  • see how you can serve your charter organization
  • write notes of encouragement to local, state, and national officials
  • provide water/snacks/fruit to attendees
  • spread the word about the National Day of Prayer
  • spread the word that TLUSA & AHG are Christ-centered organizations
  • set up and clean up at prayer meetings
  • welcome attendees / thank participates for prayers 
  • lead the Pledge of Allegiance and/or lead a flag ceremony as color-guards
  • reach out to other Christian organizations to help them
  • take photos to share with your community 
So it’s not so much how you participate, it’s that you do! Your Troop can earn a Flag Ribbon for your Troop flag by doing just two things:
In the days leading up to the event, post your plans on you Facebook page or other forms of social media. In doing so, you’ll inspire other Troops to make their own plans. After your Troop helps on May 7th, post photos of your Trailmen in action.

 
http://nationaldayofprayer.org/
http://nationaldayofprayer.org/
 https://www.facebook.com/TheNationalDayofPrayerTaskForce
 
https://www.facebook.com/TheNationalDayofPrayerTaskForce
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-C8cSv0q5FE
 
http://nationaldayofprayer.org/state-coordinators/
 
 
 
Joining Our Prayers with others...
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zrQHNQ0hwQE
Prayer Song by Sanctus Real! -youtube
 
 
http://nationaldayofprayer.org/a-prayer-for-america-by-franklin-graham/
With a Prayer for America
 
 
 
https://vimeo.com/51551236
"If My People" -- Keep Praying for America
 
 
 
https://billygraham.org/secure/pray-for-leaders-sign-up-page/
Free Prayer Guide download from BGEA 
 
 
 
 
http://www.openbible.info/topics/praying_for_government
 
 
 
 
Patti Garibay - A Call to Prayer
http://ahgonline.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=80557
AHG National Executive Director & Founder
 
 
 
 
Head Coach Tony Dungy
Head Coach Tony Dungy
Indianapolis Colts' Super Bowl XLI
 
 
 
 
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge
the providence of Almighty God,
to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits,
and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
- George Washington
 
Whereas, the Senate of the United States,
devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority
and just Government of Almighty God,
in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution,
requested the President to designate and set apart
a day for National prayer and humiliation…
- Abraham Lincoln


Troops can earn this from serving the National Day of Prayer.
 
 
Please share with those you know in Trail Life,
what a great way to introduce your community
to our Christ-centered National Youth Program!