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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

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Battle of Athens, Tennessee 1946

This movie reminds me of my father, a WWII veteran, whose idealism and love for truth was imparted to me.   He loved his country, refused to compromise the American ideals, and volunteered to fight and risk his life for it .  See the parallel with love for God's Church. 
~ Joanna

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
1946
"An American Story"
full movie

Part 1
   6 minutes

Part 2
   1½  hours

This is a very important TRUE STORY which took place in 1946 at Athens, Tennessee where the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was enforced against corrupt county government employees. The citizens and veterans took the town back. It was the last armed engagement between citizens and their government on American soil.

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4 comments:

Joanna said...

America's ideal of freedom is right in line with the Church's struggle for freedom.

Joanna said...

It is very pleasing to me to be living in a state with this history.

BorisJojicj said...

Odd and sad coincidence. The same day,Aug 2, the Soviets executed General Vlasov who tried to free Russia from Bolshevism. Also the Feast of the Prophet Elias, when the Macedonians rose up against the Turks.

BorisJojicj said...

Vlasov was killed in 1946 that is.

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