Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Murfreesboro Firefighters Association Prayer Breakfast is coming up on Wed. Sept. 11th 2013, starting at 8 a.m. at the Maple Street Grill 109 N. Maple Street (west side of the public square) here in Murfreesboro. We would love to see you at the breakfast this year. The morning starts with a terrific meal served to us by the friendly and professional staff of Stones River Grill. Their courteous staff have created a pleasant atmosphere for our event in the past. Following the fine breakfast will be voices from the hearts, as we mention Veterans who are family who have fought for our country, and we lift these names up during a moment of silence. A prayer will follow the names of our loved ones. Then our key note Speaker.
I have asked Chaplain Ernest Brockman to come and speak to us this year. Chaplain Brockman is no stranger to our event, he spoke several years ago at our breakfast, and humbly accepted our invitation this year. A short Bio, Chaplain Brockman was born Spt. 2, 1941 in Corry PA. graduated from High School and joined the U.S. Army in 1959. While in the military Chaplain Brockman did numerous overseas tours including Germany, Vietnam nad a short stint in Honduras. During this time he married Martha J Sheckengost in 1966. The Brockmans have 3 grown children and 6 grandkids. After retirement from the army he earned a degree from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga in Biblical studies, and a Masters in Education from Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. The Brockmans currently reside in Clarksville Tn. where they have a ministry to the soldiers of Fort Campbell since 2007, and Ernest is the Chaplain of the Clarksville Fire Rescue Department. Chaplain Brockman is the current President of the Tennessee federation of Fire Chaplains.
After the message from Chaplain Brockman, We will exit the restaurant and walk as a group to the Firefighter Memorial on the West side of the Court House. There will be a wreath ceremony at the Firefighter Memorial, by those who wish to attend.
Serving those who serve,
Lee Douglas Chaplain MFFA 3035.