Veterans, reservists, active duty service members, and their families converged on the grounds of the Billy Graham Library as their service was honored through Military Appreciation Day. More than 300 guests attended the event which included The Journey of Faith tour, a station to write cards for those still in the service, free lunch, music from 106.9 The Light, ministry representatives from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, Samaritan’s Purse’sU.S. Disaster Relief and Operation Heal Our Patriots, outdoor games, and a place to honor loved ones on our appreciation wall. At the start of the program, each branch of service was recognized and the crowd all stood for a powerful moment to salute during the National Anthem.
Edward Graham shared a powerful and relatable message to a very eager audience. He shared how throughout his time as an Army Ranger he tried to find his identity in the military and God brought Him to a place where he realized that his identity could only be found in Christ. He urged those in the audience to seek the Lord and realize that the gift of Jesus Christ is enough to help them through whatever they are facing. He closed out his message with a Gospel response prayer and opportunity to respond.