Kerry J. Byrne wrote recently of a truly patriotic American named Julia Ward Howe: “Howe (1819-1910) gave the United States — and the world — some of the most inspirational words ever written. She penned “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” in November 1861, during a wartime tour of Washington, D.C., as Americans realized with gloom that the seven-month-old Civil War would be longer, darker and deadlier than anticipated. Howe’s masterpiece has been called America’s fight song. Its lyrics inspired the United States to spiritual resolve and sacrifice. The words tell the biblically heroic story of Union soldiers marching to their death in the name of Christ to vanquish slavery:
“As he died to make men holy,
Let us die to make men free;
His truth is marching on.”
Byrne continues his insightful article on Fox News as he writes of Howe’s life in the 1800s and her patriotic fervor that was tempered by her Christian faith. Read the rest of the story here.
All of us at Core Technology Solutions wish for you and your loved ones to experience the freedom and independence America was founded to afford all of its citizens. How grateful we are for those who died to “make men free.”