Hi friends! Today’s post is somewhat personal, in that I’m going to ask a personal favor. Will you join me in bringing honor to a man well worth honoring?
In December 2015 I had the blessed privilege to meet Chris Edmonds, a fellow student at a Christian Leaders Seminar at Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Museum and Research Center). While there, Chris’ dad was awarded recognition as Righteous Among the Nations, the highest honor a person can receive for risking their life to save Jews during the Holocaust.
You simply MUST know the story of Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, who stood toe-to-toe with a Nazi commandant, with a gun to his head, and resolutely refused to give up his Jewish comrades to be murdered by the Nazi regime. Hear Chris tell his dad’s story:
I was at that AIPAC Conference to hear the audience of almost 20,000 roar with American pride as Chris narrated his dad’s heroic story. I have also remained in contact with Chris and know of the battle they are fighting to get his dad appropriately honored by the United States Congress!
Here is where you come in! House Bill 4863 has now been put before the House of Representatives, requesting that Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Israel has recognized him with their greatest honor…it is time for America to do the same!
Americans, please write your Senators and Representatives, asking them to support HB4863 that will award Master Sergeant Edmonds a well-deserved Congressional Medal of Honor. It is simple to do, and can be done online.
Not only am I asking you to write your Congressmen, but I’m also going to ask you to do something I’ve never asked before. Please get this out on social media! Post it on Facebook, Tweet it, reblog it, G+ it, forward via email or whatever you can do to spread the word. (Click on the title of this post, scroll to the bottom and you will find social media buttons that make it easy to get the word out!) Let’s help this story go viral, and let’s flood Congress with requests to honor this man! (PS: It needs to happen soon, so don’t procrastinate…do it right away!)
Finally, some of you are saying, “But I’ve never written a Congressman before. I don’t know what to say.” I’ve got you covered! They like short and simple…and if you can’t come up with your own words, use these:
I am writing to express my support of HB4863, and to ask you to do likewise. This bill would award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds, a true American hero who risked his life on multiple occasions to save the lives of fellow soldiers, including American Jews who were singled out to be murdered by the Nazis in Stalag 9A & B during World War II. I ask you to be an advocate on behalf of this valiant hero who deserves to be honored. The nation of Israel has recognized his heroics and given him their highest honor (Righteous Among the Nations), now it is time for America to do the same! Please support HB4863.
There you go! No excuses! Just do it! I’ve written my Congressmen…will you do the same? Thank you in advance for your partnership in helping bring honor to this hero! I’ll keep you posted on news as I hear it.