In November-December 2015, I attended a Christian Leaders Seminar at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum and Research Center in Jerusalem. One of my classmates was Chris Edmonds, whose father was a true American hero. In fact, while there for the seminar, news was released that his father, Roddie Edmonds, was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem. That honor is reserved for non-Jewish citizens who risked their own lives to protect the Jews during the Holocaust.
We were privileged to hear the incredible story directly from Chris (a pastor from Tennessee), and we rejoiced with him. Then, in March 2016, I was present when Chris told his dad’s story to 20,000 conference attendees at the annual AIPAC Conference. Now, efforts are underway to posthumously award Master Sgt Roddie Edmonds the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military recognition given to an American service member.
Below I’ll share two separate videos. The first is Chris’ presentation at the AIPAC Conference where he did a masterful job honoring his father. The second is the latest video hitting social media in attempts to promote Master Sgt Edmonds’ bid for a Congressional Medal of Honor. Edmonds was an incredible man of God, a fantastic soldier, and understood the importance of saving Jews. I’m praying Congress will show him the honor he deserves. Will you join me?
Enjoy the videos!