The Common Defense   The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution lists six reasons a strong central government is needed.  The fourth of these reasons is to provide for the common defense.  Soldiers, sailors, and Marines have been providing for the common defense since twelve years before the Preamble was written. 

The Rainbow   When Noah disembarked from the ark he saw a rainbow in the sky.  God informed him the rainbow was a sign, a promise. That he would never destroy mankind again by flood.  The rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise, his covenant with Noah and with us.