Just days before Veteran’s Day, a deceased Vietnam Veteran was set to be laid to rest.
Sadly, he did not appear to have any family, so the funeral home that was arranging his burial expected the ceremony to be a small one.
Sgt. Leo Stokely was 69 when he passed away in Nashville, TN. Stokely served his country in the Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam.
And yet, his death appeared to tragically mimic so many of the lives our veterans lead here at home: forgotten and alone.
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That is…until his family decided to show up–his American family.
“We’re all the family, we’re Americans, we’re the family,” says Kay-Lynn Carew, who heard about Stokely’s funeral on a now-viral social media post and immediately set to work to spread the word about the service.
“When you hear about a veteran, and nobody’s gonna be there, somebody’s gotta be there,” she explained. “Lots of people forget, there’s a lot of veterans that don’t have any families left.”
“My daughter, who lives in Knoxville, actually sent me the link on Facebook last night. She knows I live here, I work here,” Kay-Lynn explained to ABC 6. “She said can you show up, I said heck yeah I can show up.”
ABC 6 explains that Kay-Lynn did much more than show up–she posted flyers on businesses all along Highway 70, near the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery where Stokely was due to be buried Friday.
“I really feel that this man, that started off Sunday with no family – I believe he’s gonna have a good going home,” explains Alan Desmond, Funeral Director at Boyd Funeral Home in Ashland City, who handled the burial arrangements.
Stokely was laid to rest on Friday, with full military honors, and surrounded by people who loved him, and took the opportunity to express their immense gratitude for his service and sacrifice.
Happy Veteran’s Day, and thank you to all who serve and have served!
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College Fix editor Jennifer Kabbany says “Nevermind the War on Christmas – what about the War on Jesus Christ?” Universities across America show an outright disregard and disdain for Jesus Christ, a survey by The College Fix finds. “A look at hundreds of religious studies classes at universities across the nation uncovered that, for the most part, professors prefer to snub the subject of who Jesus is and what he preached. Classes that are focused on Christianity, meanwhile, tip-toe around or altogether avoid the topic of Christ’s teachings.” College Fix says, classes in witchcraft, shamanism, yoga, after life beliefs, gender and religion are, but a few of the courses schools now offer the students in American colleges. But it doesn’t start there – it begins in kindergarten classes and elementary education. Drag queens are reading to the kiddies on anything they see fit, all while dressed in full gay regalia. Prophecy News Watch site says “Queer Is In, Christian Is Out.” The piece written by author Jonathon Van Maren that many classic ideas, teachings, and stories for children are getting LGBT makeovers, like these. “According to Christianity Daily, the fairytale Cinderella will be coming to Amazon Prime in September with a “LGBTQ sexless godmother,” played, unsurprisingly, by male homosexual Billy Porter. Porter told CBS that the new version will be “a classic fairytale for a new generation.” The BBC is also plugging a new children’s book called My Daddies, the story of a motherless little girl adopted by two men. This book was newsworthy not because there is any shortage of this sort of thing lately, but because it is “the first book of its kind to be written and illustrated by same-sex adoptive parents,” and “the first picture book about two gay dads with both an LGBT author and illustrator.” PBS, as…
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As many citizens know, even those on the Left, our nation was founded based on a strong belief in God. The Founding Fathers recognized that the rights of human beings are bestowed by the Creator, not by other people. They did not require that anyone be religious or adhere to any particular religious doctrine. Concurrently, the often misquoted phrase about the “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. The statement was part of Thomas Jefferson’s response in 1802 to a religious association in answer to their letter from October 1801. https://usconstitution.net/jeffwall.html An Immutable Right The Danbury Baptists, a religious minority based in Connecticut, lamented that their religious liberty was regarded not as an ‘immutable right,’ but as a privilege granted by the state legislature. Jefferson’s carefully replied, but focused only on religious liberty on the national level. His letter included the phrase “wall of separation between church and state.” This phrase has served as a type short-hand for the First Amendment’s ‘Establishment Clause’ which forbids the government from passing any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This Establishment Clause forbids the government from establishing an ‘official’ religion and from unduly favoring one religion over another. Any reference to God, per se, is an entirely different issue. Whom Do We Trust? Religious sentiment heightened throughout the dark days of the U.S. Civil War, as hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. A clamoring arose for the U.S. to acknowledge the deity, and subsequently the Secretary of the Treasury mandated that the words, “In God We Trust” appear on various Federal Reserve notes and on all coinage. www.treasury.gov/about/education/Pages/in-god-we-trust.aspx In 1956, “In God We Trust” became the official motto of the U.S. Today, this phrase, and the words “one nation under God” in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance,…
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