Memorial Day… and more!

We in the Bennett household are full throttle into patriotic season! We’ve done a few concerts, and are preparing for more to come. But besides music, we’ve done a few other things within the past couple weeks…

Dad was asked to present a two-hour workshop on the Constitution of the United States. He gave an overview of the history of the founding of our nation and God’s guiding hand throughout that process, talked about the myth of “separation of church and state”, and gave a basic overview of the Constitution and its original intent. It was a small crowd, but everyone enjoyed it and learned a lot. We thought Dad did a great job!

Visit for a plethora of resources on the Constitution, other founding documents and the history of the United States.

The architecture of the church where the event was held was beautiful.

Back at home, Carolyn and Julianna have been busy planting the garden and potting flowers.


Then on the Sunday before Memorial Day, we participated in our local Memorial Day parade once again.

We’re thankful for our local police and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. They started the parade with an honor guard.
WWII veterans are getting to be a smaller and smaller minority. It’s important to take time to remember the men and women that have given their lives for our country, as well as the ones that live on, some with many painful memories from their years of service to our country.
And here we are!
…waiting to get started down the parade route.

On Memorial Day (observed), Daniel marched with the Air National Guard in another parade.

Waiting for the parade to begin!
The Air Guard flew a C-130 over the parade.

Then the following day, some of us went down to Bridgeport for the evening to hear Franklin Graham speak. The weather had predicted rain, but it stayed dry until the event had ended – and then it poured. 🙂

Franklin Graham toured the Northeast, telling people the Good News of Jesus Christ – the only message that can change hearts and transform lives.
We got to the event early, so we sat by the beach and enjoyed the view.
The evening ended with fireworks – to celebrate what God did that night.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)

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