Dear Fellow Members 44th Engineer Battalion
Thank you for being a member of the Broken Heart Association.
We must continue to pray and take every precautionary steps to keep ourselves and family safe. Only our higher power knows when this situation with the COVID-19 will end. As long as we keep the spirit and faith we will be all right.
As summer has come upon us and this pandemic is still attacking more than we had expected, these unfortunate times has made the association board of directors and officers take steps to make the members as safe as possible.
The annual reunion has been postponed until 2021 in order to assure we are not putting members in harm’s way. We must continue to pray for our brothers and sisters at the VA hospitals and one another. This COVID-19 has hit the Veterans community very hard and we all need to pray for them.
Thankfully we haven’t received a report of anyone lost from the association. However, in the past month I have lost two veterans friends as a result of this endemic. As I write this letter I ask you to keep in your prayers my Pastor, a veteran that traveled to Florida to visit his mother and now he is very ill and tested positive for COVID-19.
We must continue to stay safe and wear the mask when it is necessary to go out. This COVID-19 is real and can’t be seen and there is no medication for it, so we have to be wise and protect ourselves and family by wearing the mask, washing hands and staying safe distance. It is attacking both young and old my pastor is a lot younger than most if not all of us and it has got him.
Please continue to pray that we may be able to have the reunion in September 2021. Stay safe and may God Bless us all and the United States of America.
Blessed is he that considerate the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. (Psalm 41:1-2)
Rev. Dr. Johnny L. Hicks
44th Engineer Battalion Association
We have no members passing to report. If you know of a member that has recently passed please notify our Chaplain.