I recently did a children vacation bible school. All the children are new Americans. I had the honor to remember 1st Lt. Laura Walker as the children prepared for the "Pledge of Allegiance". I shared with the children how blessed they are to live in the greatest nation in the world! Our ensign, flag stands for freedom and freedom is never free. I had 5 large American flags I asked the children, who would like to hold the flag, in honor of young brave defenders of freedom, like 1st Lt Laura Walker, who gave her life to keep Americans free. I told the children, this is why we have great respect for our flag. If you have the honor of holding our flag, it is never to touch the ground. Our flag or ensign is who we are as a people. With that, 4 little boys and 1 girl asked to hold our flag. I reminded the children, whenever you recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" remember the "New Generation which the stars have fallen up, remember Lt. Walker and all our Armed Forces protecting you today. Little Adam age 6, then led the children as we recited our "Pledge of Allegiance". The children were so careful not to let the flag touch the ground. When it came time to put the flags away one of the boys said, Chap. Desiree did I do a good job with the flag? I said, "You most certainly did!"
To 1st Lt. Laura Walker, the children of New York will never forget you. You are our hero. Because Jesus lives we know we shall see you again at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We love and honor you. Thank you for keeping us free.