Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:
Sergeant Aaron B. Tompkins (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on April 5, 1865, at Sailors Creek, Virginia. His citation reads:
Charged into the enemy's ranks and captured a battle flag, having a horse shot under him and his cheeks and shoulders cut with a saber.
First Lieutenant Charles H. Tompkins (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 1, 1861, at Fairfax, Virginia. His citation reads:
Twice charged through the enemy's lines and, taking a carbine from an enlisted man, shot the enemy's captain.
Sergeant Thomas Toohey (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on November 30, 1864, at Franklin, Tennessee. His citation reads:
Gallantry in action; voluntarily assisting in working guns of battery near right of the regiment after nearly every man had left them, the fire of the enemy being hotter at this than at any other point on the line.
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The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week
Christ The Lord is Risen Today
Written by Charles Wesley, this hymn first appeared under the title “Hymn for Easter Day” in Hymns and Sacred Songs by Charles and John Wesley in 1739. You can ready more about it here.
Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Foll’wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy pow’r to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!
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