I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the
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Bishop E.W. Jackson repeatedly brought nearly 400 guests to standing ovations at the Forum’s 10th annual Shenandoah Valley “Salute to the Family” dinner on Friday evening, May 13th, 2011 with a stirring call to a spiritual revival and to S.T.A.N.D. up for the Biblical values, enduring principles, and the Judeo-Christian foundation on which America was built and has prospered. Laus Deo!
Celebration of God and Country
The Beginning Pledge: Dressed in formal attire and a black derby, Jim Henry introduced the “God and Country” program theme with a Red Skelton-style homily on the Pledge of Allegiance. He then led the audience in the Pledge itself with a deeper appreciation of its message, after which The Faithful Men sang The National Anthem. It was a much-needed reminder that freedom is never free.
The Program: The Jericho Plan served as the model for recognizing our elected representatives, military personnel, pastors, and “We the People”, all marching together to confront evil and to rebuild the broken-down walls of
Last year’s winner Rita Dunaway presented our second annual Wilberforce Award to Sen. and Mrs. Mark Obenshain in recognition of their leadership in promoting Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in our culture and in the public square. Applauding the selection, Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb highlighted the need for more such legislators in the VA General Assembly in order to pass badly needed pro-life and pro-family bills next year.
Keynote Address: Bishop E.W. Jackson, Founder and President of S.T.A.N.D., then brought guests to their feet repeatedly with an inspiring and challenging call to “Stay True to
He followed with a clarion call to Take a Stand for an
Thank You! In the end, the Celebration was a praise to God and a tribute to everyone who is committed to returning
If you could not attend the Celebration but would still like to show your support for the Forum and The Family Foundation, you can do so by check to the Valley Family Forum,
For the Record: You can watch this entire Celebration program on WAZT-TV in three different segments beginning this coming weekend, or you can go online here to watch the first segment with the other two segments to follow. We will also soon have the entire program available on one DVD. Stay tuned for details.