Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Author’s Commentary: It was just brought to my attention that on September 11, 2016 the National Guard of Tennessee was “denied” permission to participate in a “Give Thanks” gathering at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The reason given was a decision from the Federal Government level. The “Give Thanks” event was sponsored by World Outreach Church. Remembrance of 9.1.01 and the loved ones and friends lost from that tragic event was remembered in unity at this gathering and other surrounding events in local communities. What I find interesting and disheartening at the same time is the “fact” based on no reference of “National Guard” being denied permission to participate at the “Give Thanks” “anywhere” to found on the internet or local media or news outlets!! Why is that? I have searched high and low and multiple search engines and to no avail have I found this story covered. So, the closest match to “past” denials or issues of military personnel participating in such a function is presented to you below for your own analogy. Whether the Federal Government reasoning is due to “Religious” or other ?? reasoning in my own opinion a farce to say the least! This article is not present or cause division; but merely to state that “Freedom of Religion” is stated in the United States of America Constitution!!
For Your Analogy
Gideon bible distribution halted on Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex in Alabama have received a pocket-sized Bibles from Gideons International volunteers for a long time. Source