May is Military Appreciation Month, when we honor America’s brave service members for the sacrifices they make to defend our freedom. As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, I know first-hand what it means to answer the call to serve, and how important faith is to those in service. Today, I am proud to be first in the fight for our men and women in uniform, protecting their rights and religious freedom. If you ever feel the heat for expressing your faith in the service, don’t worry. We’re covering your six.
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“Everybody’s free to go do great things.”
If you’re around First Liberty for long, you’ll hear these words from Kelly Shackelford more than a few times. But to Kelly, this isn’t just an empty mantra. It’s the culmination of a lifelong mission, and a goal that still drives him forward to this day: the freedom to live out your faith.