The White Falcon

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The White Falcon - 19.11.1971, Blaðsíða 3

The White Falcon - 19.11.1971, Blaðsíða 3
A Modern Thanksgiving Message hv Chaplain R. Dale Copsiv, I SAT The spirit of Thanksgiving season expresses itself in at least three different ways in the American tradition. The first mood that one hears, sees and even finds himself shar- ing is one of 'physical' well-being, lie has a day off from work. He is physi- ^jahe His bills are paid, cally comfortable. lie enjoys a good meal. There may be a good ball game on radio or TV. So one can share in the enthusiasm of Thanksgiving by being comfortable and well-fed. The second approach to Thanks- giving Day is a 'negative' one. We can be so thankful that there is not a general war. We who are well can remind ourselves of how 'lucky' we are that we are not sick. We have no troubles, or at least fewer troubles than a year ago, so we are happy. Most of the things which make us grateful are the absence of physical in- conveniences. The third approach, which I advocate, is 'positive' attitude and action. How often we have heard that "Thanksgiving is thanksliving". The Biblical pro- hets reprimanded the people of ael and Judah because they of- ed Thanksgiving in burnt of- rings without thankful hearts. Jesus criticized the scribes and Pharisees, saying "You tithe mint and anise and cummin and have ne- glected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy, and faith." (Mathew 23:23) These Biblical experiences il- lustrate what happens to us. We would be so happy if we could re- ceive the blessings of life and make a pretense at being thankful by performing some little outward ritual. To live lives of jus- tice, mercy and faithfulness seems too much to assume. Are you thankful for your blessings? Then make a positive effort to "live thankfully" as well as "give thanks". From SeclSav Chaffee••• Thanksgiving started many years ago to give thanks at the end of a New England harvest sea- son. As we observe the holiday this year, Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird calls on us all to be "thankful for material and spiritual gifts abundantly be- stowed on us. Let us be thankful for faith and courage and under- standing and kindness. For these are the qualities that make a na- tion great. Let us be thankful that we are closer to peace. As you in the Armed Forces bow your heads in prayer on Thanksgiving Day," the Secretary concludes, "know that your countrymen will be giving thanks for your self- less service to speed that day when peace fully settles over our beloved land." BR': ... 1 V- "^ uJ 11 - ^B lL* Col. Budd H. Butcher (1), Commander, Air Forces Iceland, shakes nds with Squadron Leader R. M. Raw, HQ 11th Group, RAF, after gning a NATO Operations Order. The Order provides for mutual Air fense Activities between the Royal Air Force and AFI. WIHT1. FALCON Episcopal Bishop to visit here The Right Reverend Clarence E. Hobgood, Episcopal Bishop for the Armed Forces will visit the Ice- land Defense Force Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28. Bishop Hobgood's visit is to administer the Sacraments of the Church and to conduct Confirma- tion for those individuals who have been under instruction. The Bishop will administer the Sacra- ment of Holy Communion and con- duct confirmation during the Episcopal services at 9 a.m., No- vember 28, in the Naval Station Chapel. The Bishop will also preach at the 10:45 Protestant service on Nov. 28. The Episcopal congregation is planning a pot-luck supper for the Bishop to be held at the new recreation building at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. All those Episcopalian and non-Episcopalian alike, who would like to meet Bishop Hobgood are invited and encouraged to attend. Call the Naval Station Chapel at 2111 or Mrs. Fullerton, extension 8358 prior to Nov. 24 for reserva- tions. This is Bishop Hobgood's first visit to Iceland since his conse- cration as Bishop. He recently retired as a U.S. Air Force chap- lain. The Bishop's last Air Force assignment was as Chief of Chaplains for the Strategic Air Command. Thanksgiving Mess Rates Everyone can eat at the gen- eral mess on Thanksgiving Day. People without meal cards should purchase tickets for the meals before Nov. 25. Tickets can be purchased at the general mess or at the Food Service Office, bldg. 872. Rates for Thanksgiving are as follows: Enlisted On Comrats.........$1.00 Dependents..................$1.50 Dependent Child (under 12)..$ .75 Officer S Civilian Without Per Diem....................$1. 50 Officer & Civilian With Per Diem....................$2.40 Icelandic Employees Of The Defense Force................85kr Thanksgiving Day meal hours will be as follows: Breakfast........6 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Brunch 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Dinner 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 3

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