Tagged World War I

Sargent Alvin C. York

This simple man became an celebrated hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, for his action in WWI.  He was born in 1887, in the mountains of Tennessee’s Cumberland plateau.  He was poor and lived a rough and tough life until he was dramatically saved in a revival meeting.  He became a devout believer.  When he was drafted into the military he struggled with the concept of taking a human life, but he sought God’s will and concluded that the defense of the innocent may demand his life or that of the enemy. The movie “Sargent York” was produced in 1941…

Over There

On November 11, at the World War I Armistice Day centennial observance, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.”  He went on to say that “If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is treason of our values, a betrayal of all moral values”.  He lamented that a renewed spirit of nationalism, brought on by the harsh terms imposed on Germany after World War I, led to World War II. This globalist view of the world is misguided.  Rising nationalism in Germany between…