It is said the hardest thing to do is to send a son or daughter off to war. No, the hardest thing is the waiting for their return.
STATEWIDE – It is said the hardest thing to do is to send a son or daughter off to war. No, the hardest thing is the waiting for their return.
Justin Mixon of Amite, Ben Morris of Walker, and Joey Harper of Bossier City are three Louisiana soldiers who have been or they are presently deployed in Iraq. They are not alone, there are many more just like them.
One has paid the ultimate price, one completes his tour, extended an extra three months, on July 4, and one still has more than seven months left before he completes his tour of duty.
All across Louisiana – all across the United States – there are thousands of Southern Baptists just like them serving or who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the global war on terror. Their only protection is a thin layer of body army and a shield of prayers and love from their family and friends.
On the eve of the 232nd anniversary of the United States declaring its independence from Great Britain, the Baptist Message would like to pay tribute to all of our servicemen and their families for their service and sacrifice.