Civil War remembered through letters and song

“But, oh Sarah! If the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night -— amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours — always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by. Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.”

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SGT Jonathan Born: A man with purpose

Sergeant Jonathan Born was no stranger to the military life when he joined the 1-116th Infantry Battalion. The Masters of Divinity in Chaplaincy student grew up around military bases because of his father’s career with the American Red Cross. Born said his family moved like any regular military family. Born felt called to the ministry from a young age, but […]

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National D-Day Memorial honors veterans

A cloudless blue sky hung over Bedford, Va., as hundreds gathered at the National D-Day Memorial to commemorate all who have answered the call to serve their country. Air Force chaplain Capt. Mike Flores opened the ceremony in prayer thanking God for America’s veterans. The Department of Defense and Veterans Administration report that over 41 million men and women have served this nation since the first shot at Lexington Green 235 years ago. More than 2.6 million of those veterans have been killed or wounded in the defense of freedom around the world. The National D-Day Memorial is a poignant reminder that the town of Bedford suffered the highest per capita losses of any U.S. town on the beaches of Normandy.

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Luncheon honors veterans, servicemen

“Oorah.” Oorah is not a common phrase heard among civilians, but it has served as a rallying cry for the United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C) since the mid-20th century. When the United States Marine Corps was congratulated on its 235th birthday at the Veteran’s Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 10, “Oorah” was the response given by the many U.S.M.C.  veterans and […]

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Students give thanks

Gallery of Gratitude: students interact in Thanksgiving communion Entering the Gallery of Gratitude, sounds of praise resounding in and around the building set the scene for Liberty University’s Thanksgiving communion service, Wednesday, Nov. 10. With artistic and creative exhibits scattered throughout the building, […]

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War heroes find their strength

Thousands of students rose to their feet to applaud American heroes Dr. Tim Lee and Captain Scotty Smiley during convocation Wednesday. Lee lost both of his legs while serving with the United States Marine Corp in the Vietnam War. Captain Scotty Smiley was also injured during a tour of duty. After a car bomb explosion, Smiley was left without his vision.

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New Campus Pastor to Serve Commuters

Campus pastor for commuter students Bliss Spillar said he is excited about his new job ministering to Liberty University’s off-campus residential students. He said he cares deeply for the spiritual health of Liberty, which includes both commuter and residential students. Spillar said there is a need for commuter students to feel more involved in the spiritual life programs Liberty has […]

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Supporting Those at Home

We salute the men who fight for our freedoms overseas. We respect them and honor them. We pray for them and send encouragement and we so often forget about their wives, fiancées and families. One club on campus is trying to change that. Silent Ranks with a Vision (SRV) was started last April by Amanda Daugherty, who is a military […]

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Lady Flames end season with final home game, senior night

As the minutes counted down and senior captain Karyl Bacon bumped, set, and spiked for the last time in the Vines Center as a Lady Flame, the Liberty Lady Flames volleyball team defeated UNC-Asheville, 3-2. “I would not have wanted to end the season any other way with any other team,” Bacon said. “These girls are awesome. They flew around. It was great to go out with a win.” It was an emotional game and the impact of Bacon completing her final regular season game hung bittersweet in the air.

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