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Stand up for freedom

| Friday, June 28, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

Our history in Southwestern Pennsylvania is rich and goes very deep. We sacrificed our sons and daughters for freedom. We should never be quiet.

In 1957, Cecil B. DeMille and the Fraternal Order of Eagles donated some of these beautiful Ten Commandments monuments to schools. So please forgive me when I wonder: Does anyone have the right to take away our historical landmarks?

If we are going to give up, shut up and sit down, then we should turn over Jumonville Glen and Fort Necessity when someone complains about these historic areas. If the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) complains, we should take down all the historic designations for the National Road.

In trying to smooth over any problems, we should remove the wonderful names on our parks, streets and buildings in our area. Yes, indeed — take a sledgehammer to any buildings, streets and parks that have the name of John Lujack, Gen. George Marshall or John Woodruff.

We should probably start asking the FFRF if we can name our streets and parks after historical figures. Maybe we should offer to cut down that beautiful oak tree at Falcon Stadium because we sure do not want to offend anyone.

Having served in the U.S. Army, I say it is time to form up the troops. Ladies and gentlemen, we are under attack by the FFRF and we need to stand together at the Freedom Festival. It is time to show the FFRF that we can come together on this issue and stand tall for freedom.

The Freedom Festival is scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday. We will be placing the first new granite Ten Commandments monument in Connellsville in more than 50 years at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 116 S. Arch St. Join in the motorcycle and classic-car ride, starting at the BP then proceeding into Connellsville at 6 p.m. Come out and stand for freedom. Bring your flags. Bring your signs. Plan to have a great time.

For more information, call 724-570-3730.

The Rev. Ewing

Marietta

Connellsville

The writer is pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Uniontown.

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