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Thanks for your support of the Memorial Day parade this year

To The Daily Sun,

I want to personally thank everyone involved in the Memorial Day parade this year. It was a wonderful turnout by the community, businesses, and veterans of all ages. It would not have gone so well if not for the cars that were loaned by Irwin Motors and Cantin Chevrolet. The police force did a fantastic job directing traffic and there is nothing better than a few fire trucks in a parade, so thank you, Fire Department.

As always it is nice to see Mayor Engler and other city officials marching in the parade for the community to see.

In addition I want to thank Debbie Gibson from the Laconia High School Music Department for the marching band, musical medley and for playing "Taps" twice for us. It was a real pleasure having the Knights of Columbus, Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard and the Boy Scouts marching along with us.

Last but not least I want to thank Commander Peavey of the Laconia Legion and his members as well as my VFW members, Women's Auxiliary and Men's Auxiliary, and of course the veterans in general that came out to walk and ride in the parade.

I sincerely appreciate everyone who joined us at the post for lunch after the ceremony, Barbara and the girls from the Women's Auxiliary did a fantastic job. And once again, let's not ever forget what Memorial Day is all about and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom each and every day.

William A. North, Commander

VFW Post 1670

Laconia

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Please take the cross down from atop the Holy Grail pub

To The Daily Sun,

I want to draw attention to the cross of Christ that stands atop the Holy Grail Pub, at Veterans Square in Laconia. Although this building was once used to glorify God, it no longer serves his purpose.

In the Christian faith we put steeple's atop our buildings, because the steeple points to up to God in the third heaven. The cross of the Lord Jesus Christ stands atop the steeple to point the lost to God's (Trinity) house, where people may hear the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ preached, where they may choose to receive salvation through Christ Jesus.

I call on the Christian community in the Lakes Region to take that cross down. It no longer glorifies God, it does just the opposite. It blasphemes the redemptive work that Christ completed at Calvary. Satan's hand is it. Thus sayeth the Lord, "For the time has come for judgment to began at the house of God, and if, it begins with us FIRST, what will be the end of those obey not the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17).

The last pastor, deacons, should have taken it down, before the building was sold. Shame on them. At least, the last congregation should have taken it down, before the building it was sold. Shame on them. Father, please forgive them for they know not what they do. Thus saith the Lord, "A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master; If I then being a father, where is my honor? And if I being a master, where is my fear? Sayeth the Lord of host, O priests... (Malachi 1:6).

In these last days we live, God (Trinity) is shaken everything and every one that can be shaken. And what stands will stand. It doesn't matter what church you go to, or what denomination. If you love God (Trinity) you will do everything within your power to honor your heavenly Father. God is shaken everything and everyone that can be shaken. And what is left will stand. Every church and every person that loves him to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Not just secretly, but also publicly. In this shaken the goats (half-hearted Christians) will fall. The sheep (true believer's, disciple's, Body of Christ) will stand. This is God's Holy Word.

If the owners of the building (Holy Grail) are Christian, I, as a man of God, ask you to take down that cross, please. If you are not Christian, and do not know Christ Jesus our Savior, God does not hold you accountable.

So please, take down that cross. It has now become a beacon for alcohol (sin). Thus saith the Lord, wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1). Also see, Proverbs 31:4, 5:7. As you can see alcohol does not glorify God. Now, he will hold you accountable.

Please, take down that cross. It has now become a beacon for alcohol (sin). It is written, "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1, 31:4-7. As you can see alcohol does not glorify God. He will now hold you accountable, if you use it in an unholy way, the (cross of Christ) to draw patron's to your business. This offends our holy God. You'll stick your finger in his eye, so to speak.

I say this in love. I harbor no hate, malice, or ill will toward anyone. I love all. I've lived here all my life. When coming to Laconia via Prescott Hill, down South Main Street. The first thing you will see is the cross of Christ atop, the old Evangelical Baptist Church, now (Holy Grail), which if not taken down, will not point people to Christ, salvation, but alcohol (sin).

I never thought I would call for the cross to be taken down anywhere in the U.S.A., (least of all in) Laconia. How sad. It is written, "Arise, shine for the light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen on thee: For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee: (Isaiah 60:1,2).

Oh church, let it be so. Let's honor God (Trinity), so he may honor us, as we honor our community. God is watching.

If what I have said is not from a pure heart, "May a curse be on me and my ministry. May my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth."

Bishop Paul W. Blake

Laconia

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