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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, February 25, 2016, Page B6, Image 16

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Honorees from page B5 lie servants give their burdens to God, the public also should shoulder some of the burden by helping public ser vants. Armstrong, a native of Winston Salem, told about his great uncle A1 Kinard, who in 1959 was the Hrst black motorcycle police officer in the Winston-Salem Police Department. He was killed in 1961 when he was in an accident on his way to help another officer. "We being black Americans in this great land, we sometimes, and at some points in our lives, bear a joyful bur den," Armstrong said. "It's not always easy, but it's worth it." "Thank you for bearing the joyful burden of public service and continu ing the tradition of Black History Month," Armstrong told the honorees During the program, honorees spoke about how God has helped them in their jobs with protection and strength. Honoree Battalion Chief Shirese Moore, the first female African-American in the department to hold this rank, gave honor to God as she addressed the audience. She thanked city officials and Fire Chief William Mayo. "I will continue to serve with all our great individuals, I will continue to strive, I will continue to make our Winston-Salem Fire Department one of excellence," she said. Honored from the Police Department were retired Capt. Terry Jones, retired Sergeant Stephen Hairston and retired Records Specialist Margaret Epps. The Fire Department honored retired Capts. Gary Brown and Aldine Cloud for their service, and Moore. City officials Mayor Pro Tempore Vivian Burke and East Ward Council Member Derwin Montgomery thanked and praised the honorees. Montgomery urged the public to reflect on the history of African Americans in the police and fire departments to gain an understanding of what they have been through. The officials also praised the win ners of the Black History Month color ing and essay contests, who also were honored. (Coverage can be found on page A5). The Police Department has a pam phlet called "Forging Ahead: Black police officers in Winston-Salem." For more information, call 336-773-7835 or contact the Community Resource Unit by email at communityresourceu nit@wspd.org. Jones Hairston I I IIIW?II ill I I flip! Brown Cloud . f .iv Moore Lesson from page B5 the Tower of Babel inci dent. Rabbinical scholars continue to believe this to be true. Israel is also believed to have been set apart as God's special peo ple and witnesses to the existence of the One True and Holy God of all the earth. Before the beginning of the feast thick boughs of trees , some believe them to be myrtles and branches from willow, palm and cit ron trees, were held in hands and blessed daily during the festival and were used to construct replicas of booths symbolic of Israel's time in the wilder ness. Visual reminders are usually very effective. The wilderness period now past and the shelters temporary as they were, all represented Gods caring for a people He had chosen as an exemplary nation of God worshipers. It is clear that the times, places and events are not to be forgot ten. For Your Consideration: How were all the festivals of Israel alike? What are some joy. ous ways you can express your gratitude to God? How do the feasts tell of Jesus First and Second coming? Life's Application: The feasts remind us of God's wonderful provisions and points toward the rest and abundance coming to all God's people...not Israel alone. If we love and obey God's word and accept Jesus Christ as our personal savior, there is prepared for us a rest from all pain and suffering. God continually provides for us, cares for us, and protects us. We can trust in His word and thank Him because of 1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him." I thank God-El Roi (the God who sees me) everyday with a proliferation of "I love you". It's exhilarating to put it mildly. Faith from page B5 through elementary school. African-American studies is not an elective; it is at the core of the school curricu lum. Murray has also been a talk show host for "Traces of Faces and Places" for over 25 years on Saturday mornings on WSHA radio. "It's quite an honor when your peers honor you. It's something you just know you were born to do and you do it. I knew that I always wanted to show our history did not begin in slavery, so along with doing my research on the subject, I wanted to start a school to teach our history and the great contri butions we have made," said Murray of how she felt about being honored. Furquan became a Muslim in 1960 and later became a captain in the Nation of Islam and served the Islamic community in many capacities. His pri mary focus was as a busi nessman. Furquan is the founder of the Pyramid Institute of Barbering in 1978 and ran it for over 37 years, until he retired. He estimates Pyramid has had about 8,000 graduates through the years. He went on to say that he wanted to help young people make money and to be able to take care of themselves. El-Aipin, who was one of the organizers and mas ter of ceremonies, said he decided to put this event together because he felt as though we don't say thank you enough to our senior citizens and those who laid the foundation to enjoy the things we enjoy, and that it was beyond time to say thank you to them. According to a history, the Coalition for Good Government (CGG), cur rently known as the American Coalition for Good Government (ACGG), was established in 1997 after a landmark address by Imam W. Deen Mohammed on community responsibility. The event took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mohammed outlined a blueprint for political involvement and empha sized the importance of representative government and the obligation Muslims to shoulder their public responsibility. ACGG established eight regions nationally and executed numerous political support activities for people seeking office through the ACGG nation al network. BANKRUPTCY opal Hotp For YOor 0?M ProWoma DONALD R. BUIE, Attorney At Law The U? Offer of Donald R Hole K a Federal!) designated Debt Rrfef Agencj under THJr II lilted SUtn Code Section 528U). Wt help peo ple file for bukripte} Donald n Bnk* www.donaldrbuie.com "*IW ??d" Uw ? bnnkrupiri code. ATA * Krt* Initial CuaMiltaliaii 771 1 lQt) **1** # Slop RepuNMWiion & Fureckwurc / / J"lj70 8 W. 3rd St, SI*. 100 - VJL>f m 418 N. 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