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Dana Loesch Touching Story of Encounter With Military Widow…Try Not to Cry

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Dana Loesch, the thick-skinned and quick-witted radio host and NRA spokeswoman is usually in the news for sparring with gun control advocates and destroying false narratives with cold-hard facts.

Those who are more familiar with Loesch’s work, however, know that she’s a devout Christian with a big, soft heart and that there are few people for whom she has more respect than our men and women in uniform.

So when she and her husband were traveling on their 18th anniversary over the weekend and noticed an older woman who seemed to be distressed and carried a folded flag on their lap throughout the flight, she took to Instagram to share the story of their touching encounter.

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“Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. I am grateful for this man. Yesterday we celebrated a dear friend and his new wife as they began their married life,” she began.

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“While on the first flight Friday to get us from Dallas to our destination we noticed that we each had aisle seats and wondered if anyone would be willing to switch with one of us so we could sit together.

“A soft-spoken older woman a grandmother’s age kindly offered. She was traveling alone with only a small black suitcase and an blue, ordinary cloth grocery bag. We thanked her and promised to help her with her luggage after we landed.

As the flight prepared for departure, they couldn’t help she seemed quite somber.

“A flight attendant asked if she needed anything, she shook her head, thanked him,” she explained,
“and reached for something in her grocery bag and removed an unmistakable triangle-folded flag.

“She placed it on her lap, her hands over it, and closed her eyes as the plane sped down the runway and ascended into the sky,” Loesch explains.

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Today my husband and I are celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. I am grateful for this man. Yesterday we celebrated a dear friend and his new wife as they began their married life. While on the first flight Friday to get us from Dallas to our destination we noticed that we each had aisle seats and wondered if anyone would be willing to switch with one of us so we could sit together. A soft-spoken older woman a grandmother’s age kindly offered. She was traveling alone with only a small black suitcase and an blue, ordinary cloth grocery bag. We thanked her and promised to help her with her luggage after we landed. As the cabin door shut after the last passenger boarded I noticed from the corner of my eye that she seemed upset. A flight attendant asked if she needed anything, she shook her head, thanked him, and reached for something in her grocery bag and removed an unmistakable triangle-folded flag. She placed it on her lap, her hands over it, and closed her eyes as the plane sped down the runway and ascended into the sky. I nudged my husband and gestured to her. She kept that flag on her lap for the entire flight, only carefully placing it back into her humble cloth bag after we touched down in Chicago. My husband leaned up and gently touched her elbow. “I noticed the flag you’re carrying,” he said. “Are you coming back from a funeral service?” “My husband’s,” she said, tears in her eyes. “He was an Army captain. Served in Vietnam …” her voice trailed off. “Is this home for you?” She shook her head yes. “Well,” Chris continued, “we are grateful to him and so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.” I leaned over him and gently clasped her hand in mine. “Thank you,” she said through tears and a sweet smile. As we stood to disembark, Chris grabbed her luggage and placed it in front of her. “I heard you say you’re going to a wedding?” she asked. “Yes,” Chris replied, and Sunday is our 18th wedding anniversary.” “Wonderful, wonderful,” she said, her eyes glistening. “Don’t waste a single moment of it. Not one.” She grasped the grocery bag tightly to her chest and walked alone off of the plane. Celebrating a new marriage, celebrating 18

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They asked her if she needed anything but she declined and remained seated with the flag in her lap throughout the flight.

When they landed, Loesch’s husband, Chris, leaned over to her and asked if she was coming from a military service.

She explained that her husband, a Vietnam veteran, had passed away and she was returning home from his funeral.

“Well,” Chris said, “we are grateful to him and so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.”

“I leaned over him and gently clasped her hand in mine. “Thank you,” she said through tears and a sweet smile,” Loesch recounts.

When they helped the woman with her luggage, she said she’d overheard that they were going to a wedding. Chris then explained that it was also their anniversary.

“Wonderful, wonderful,” the woman said, her eyes glistening. “Don’t waste a single moment of it. Not one.”

A poignant and heartwarming reminder just how precious strong, beautiful marriages are. Treasure those you love, and remember to keep our service members and their families in prayer each and every day.

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Catholic Priest Says A Prayer For ‘Unborn Child In The Womb’ During The DNC

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A Catholic priest who was called upon to deliver a prayer during the Democratic National Convention no doubt made quite a few folks very, very angry by praying for and making a plea on behalf of unborn children at the end of the event. Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who has caused quite a stir in the Catholic Church for his writings about gay and transgender issues, prayed that folks who were watching the event would open their hearts to “those most in need,” which included “the unborn child in the womb.” Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “Help to be a nation where every life is sacred, all people are loved, and all are welcome,” he said. Martin confirmed to the Washington Examiner earlier in the week that his prayer would contain explicit references to the unborn. Although a hot-button issue for much of the Democratic primary, abortion did not play a major role in the Democratic convention. Aside from Martin’s prayer, the issue received only minimal attention, with some speakers mentioning it in their speeches. Republicans, by contrast, are gearing up to make a major issue of abortion at the Republican National Convention next week. In addition to several anti-abortion speakers, the Republican National Committee invited Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, to deliver the convention’s opening prayer. Dolan has previously done so at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, during which he prayed for the protection of the unborn. At the end of the day, abortion is one of the most critical issues to face our culture in modern history. The reason, of course, is because fundamentally, at the core of the issue, is the defense of the most basic right we all have. The God-given right to exist, to live. If we cannot…

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President Trump Says He’d ‘Go In And Do A Number On Middle East Countries Persecuting Christians’

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President Trump recently said that he would “do a number” on countries located in the Middle East that are persecuting Christians if he could find solid proof and evidence that sort of thing was happening. Christians in that part of the world are heavily persecuted, mostly by radical Muslim government regimes and terrorist groups, for daring to stand up boldly for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: “If you look at the way Christians have been treated in some countries, it’s beyond disgraceful,” Trump said Thursday during a news conference at the White House. “If I had information and if I had absolute proof — some of the stories that we’ve heard, which are not easy, which is not easy to get — I would go in and do a number to those countries like you wouldn’t believe. He added, “What they do to Christians in the Middle East — it’s disgraceful.” Trump made the comment while discussing the nascent “Abraham Accord” treaty to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is not only going to be a big help to Christians in that area of the world, but it will also help Israel as well. For many, many years, the Jewish Nation has been surrounded by countries who do not recognize it’s legitimate right to exist. Striking this deal is a first step in changing that way of thinking in that part of the world. It’s something a lot of folks probably never dreamed possible before. Christians are told in the Bible to expect persecutions and to rejoice in suffering for the cause of Christ. However, that doesn’t mean we should allow persecution to continue on as if it’s a good thing. It’s not. If we have an opportunity…

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