November 2, 2018
The last two months have been full of mission accomplishments as we strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their family members, by sharing Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.
Unfortunately, within the last two months, 16 Law Enforcement Officers died in the line of duty. In honor of these officers, Point 27 gave Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend,” to their family members; and we gave Thin Blue Line Dog Tags engraved with Matthew 5:9: “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God” to the officers within their departments.
In honor of the 343 Firefighters who perished on 9/11, we gave 1,000 Thin Red Line Dog Tags engraved with “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me,’” to the New York Fire Department.
I spent four days with Las Vegas Law Enforcement Officers; to include, meeting with six Police Chiefs, leadership of the Nevada State Police, and a number of officers who heroically responded to the 10/1/17 mass shooting where 58 people were killed and 851 were injured from gunfire and resulting panic. Point 27 gave 3,600 Thin Blue Line Dog Tags to the officers serving in the Las Vegas Valley. These Officers are so very appreciative for Point 27’s gift and they proudly wear the Dog Tags.
Point 27 gave Folded Flag Necklaces and Thin Blue Line Angel Wing Necklaces engraved with “He shall command His angels to protect you wherever you go,” to survivors of Fallen Police Officers attending Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Retreats. These surviving family members experience healing and encouragement during the retreats, and they are open to the Gospel, truth, and the love of God. For many, the retreat is a life-changing event and the necklace serves as a life-long reminder of their loved ones and their faith.
Thank you so much for your support, prayers, and your gifts. You ARE making an eternal difference in the lives of tens of thousands of people.
Colonel US Army Retired
Director, Point 27