221 – August 09 – This Day in Baptist History Past
Lest we forget
On this date in 1945, the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, and for all intents and purposes the Second World War was over. Baptist families were not exempt from the sacrifices of war. Many homes proudly exhibited a blue-starred service flag in the front window declaring that someone from that home was serving their country in the war effort. How sad it was when that family often received a dreaded telegram from someone like General George Marshal, with the words, “Your son died a gallant soldier’s death in our battle for liberty.” Then the blue flag was exchanged with great honor for a gold one. We want to pause today to honor all of you, who are still living, who served in World War II. God bless you all. Psalm 33:12 – “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord.”
[This Day in Baptist History II: Cummins and Thompson, BJU Press: Greenville, S.C. 2000 A.D. pp. 435, 36].
Prepared by Dr. Greg Dixon