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VETERANS DAY: Iwo Jima: young Marine’s faith endured

BLOUNT SPRINGS, Ala. (BP) -- Horace Lee was 12 when he "gave my heart to the Lord" at a Baptist church in Alabama; 17 when he entered the Marine Corps in 1940; and 21 when he was wounded in Iwo Jima as the U.S. wrested the strategic island from the Japanese. "God taught me a great deal" in the military, Lee, now 91, said. "The Marine Corps complemented God's work by their fellowship … because it's teamwork and fellowship, and if you don't have that then you cannot depend on that fellow behind you....

See You At The Pole marks 25 years of prayer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- I woke up extra early that fourth Wednesday in September to make my way to Falcon Middle School by 7 a.m., situated just off Highway 24 on the golden-yellow plains of Colorado. I was ready to participate in my first See You at the Pole. As my dad dropped me off 18 years ago, I hopped out of the car and made my way to the circle that was forming around the school's flagpole. Several students from different grades were there. We huddled close together and grabbed hands.

Same-sex marriage now legal in Ala.

MONTGOMERY Ala. (BP) -- What once read "bride and groom" on Alabama marriage licenses now reads "spouse and spouse." Gay "marriage" was made legal Feb. 9 after the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta did not issue an extended stay request from Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange's office over a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade.