Sunday, August 30, 2015
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During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesBrigadier General Diana Holland, Commander, Army Tenth Mountain Division

Diana Holland graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in the tenth class to graduate women and the first to have a female cadet serve as first captain, the highest leadership position in the Corp of Cadets. Approximately 2,000 of the 7,000 lieutenants who received their commission that year went on to reach the rank of colonel, and only 40 have been selected to become brigadier generals. Previously, 18 of the Army’s 308 generals were women. Now Holland has joined their ranks. She also earned a Master of Arts degree at Duke University.

Holland is a career engineer officer. She knew at a young age she wanted to join the Army. What she didn’t expect was to make it this far.

Her career has included assignments in Germany, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Fort Stewart, George. Holland also taught at the U.S. Military Academy and attended the Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies.

Before moving to Fort Drum for her current assignment, Holland served for eight months at the executive officer to the Director of the Army Staff.

She is married to James Holland, Jr.

IN THE NEWS: Army Brigadier General Diana Holland has served as Deputy Commanding General in the 10th Mountain Division. She is now the first woman to serve as Deputy Commanding General in any Army light infantry division. She is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan this fall as the division’s Deputy Commanding General for Support in support of Operation Resolute Support. She has previously deployed both to Iran and Afghanistan. “The missions we have during our next deployment are right along her DNA,” said Army Major General Jeffrey L. Bannister, the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Commander.