What a day! God gave us clear weather and we had a great turnout, especially for the Rally on the western steps featuring our keynote speaker, former US Senator and current President of Colorado Christian University, Mr. Bill Armstrong. Mr. Armstrong was presented with the CHEC Statesman of the Year award for his lifetime of public service.
State Senator and CHEC Board Member Kevin Lundberg sang the national anthem after the Colors were posted by the CAP Mustang Cadet Squadron:
Generations with Vision Director (and former CHEC Executive Director) Kevin Swanson delivered the prayer of petition and then awarded the Bill Roach Family with the Ruth Beechick award recognizing them as homeschool leaders who have distinguished themselves in Colorado. This was way overdue–the Roach family gives selflessly year after year to homeschoolers in Colorado and nationwide and Bill continues to serves so admirably in the role of CHEC Board President.
Many Colorado State Representatives and Senators turned out to show their support for Christian homeschooling. Praise God for these men!
Treon Goossen gave us a legislative update which included the good news that our rights to homeschool in Colorado are not being seriously challenged this year. Amen to that.
Glenn Tyler and his team taught the children upstairs at Pillar of Fire church while Shawn Mathis and I talked to teens downstairs about government and jurisdictions while Brad Hamill taught junior statesmen.
There were many more volunteers that made this day possible–thank you! I do want to make a special note of thanks to our events coordinator, Scott Davidson, for putting it all together–thank you, Scott!
Please join us again next year as we send a strong message to our legislators that we want to keep our freedoms to educate our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.