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May Edition: The ABC's of Patriotism for the Post-9/11 Generation

Left to Right: Stacie Ruth & Carrie Beth

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Sisters and founders of Unite the USA, Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth Stoelting, are active patriots and  recording artists who have sung for many leaders such as President and Mrs. George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Chuck Norris, and more. They share across the country and on media - most recently Fox News. The Lord also gave them the opportunity to record their first album (Heavenly) with Grammy and Dove winners.  Currently, the Stoelting's are in the process of recording a patriotic Christian album entitled In God We Still Trust.

 

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...Uniting and Activating the Post-9/11 Generation to be Freedom Fighters!

President Bush

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"I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people -- and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!" - President George W. Bush (09-14-01)

The ABC's of Patriotism for the Post-9/11 Generation
 
By Stacie and Carrie Stoelting

Right after Osama bin Laden died, FOX News invited us to represent and activate the post-9/11 generation. As young women (and sisters), we’re unashamedly passionate about our faith and freedoms.  

Interviewers asked and continue to ask us, "What made you, two young people, so passionate about your country and veterans?" Well, our boldness and priorities accelerated when we witnessed a fatal accident. We prayed with the victim to receive Christ. And then he bled to death.

The phenomenally horrific experience taught us a lifetime of lessons in a few minutes. It traumatized us. But it also awakened us to what's most important in life. We now appreciate veterans (who witnessed far worse) and share Jesus while there's still time. It also amped up our appreciation for our blood-bought freedoms in America.

Memories -both personal and national- flooded us as we flew to NYC. We remembered 9/11. And we made a solemn trip to Ground Zero.

We must not forget: 2,752 died on 9/11. 2,752. These could have been your loved ones, your co-workers, your friends.

That's more than half of our hometown in Iowa. Walls of photos of the dead encircle visitors at the temporary visitor's center near Ground Zero. (You may view pictures and read about them here.) One widow of a firefighter said something that stuck on our minds and hearts:

"I knew that Terry would have been on one of the highest floors, that's just what Rescue 1 would do. When the building came down, I grabbed the dust on the ground and thought, 'He's in the dust.'" -Beth Petrone Hatton, widow of Captain Terry Hatton, FDNY

Oh, yes... 9/11 happened. Like it or not, we must remember...and act proactively to prevent future attacks and freedom losses. The Bible says, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:21, ESV).

9/11 must never happen again. Will you help us as we begin a fresh campaign to activate the post-9/11 generation to become positive, freedom-fighting patriots? We humbly ask you to support us with prayer and to simply share our cause with others. (Our cause and site, www.UnitetheUSA.org, provide lots of tips and truths to activate people to become proactive, positive patriots of faith. You can also find us on Facebook.) It's time to put on our "boxing gloves" and fight for justice, life, and freedom before it's too late.

We once rode on a plane with someone around our age. She didn't know much about our country. It startled us. What if people hadn't taught us about America's history and heritage? We must learn and then share. Why? Well, ignorance-caused apathy is a serious disease.

Apathy kills countries. We must not allow apathy to dominate our lives. We must act and not wait to "react" to another crisis.

To kick start our campaign to activate the Post-9/11 Generation, we hope you'll share the ABC's of positive patriotism and actions. Yes, it's as simple as the ABC's!

ABC's of Positive Patriotism

A: Act. Don't just talk. Act. Attend town hall meetings, always vote -even in primaries and mid-term elections. Call and write your Congressman about your concerns. Educate yourself about American history and government. (Through education, you will discover more ways to make your voice heard.) Always vote --even in primaries and mid-term elections. Be aware of the news and understand what is happening in Congress and the state legislature.

B: Be bold (and respectful). For example, if you are aware of legislation that is either in committee or coming up for a vote, you will be able to contact the appropriate offices to express your opinion and back it up with facts.

C: Connect kindly. Connect with your Congressmen and women. Often, their offices correspond more than you'd expect! Meet your representatives and establish a rapport. And, of course, connect with them on Facebook and share with your friends. Most of all and first of all, connect with God. (Learn more about how to know Him by clicking here.)

Fellow young people, we must pick up the torch and stand for liberty! Like 9/11 hero Todd Beamer, we all need to say, "Let's roll!" With God as our guide, we can unite the USA to fight for freedoms today!

          
 
Stoelting's on FOX News

Fox News

Stacie and I were honored to share on Fox News earlier this month. We believe that the Lord provided the opportunity and we were honored and humbled to share. Please feel free to watch the video on FoxNews.com here