March 11th – Saturday

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them. – Matthew 7:12

Congress officially established the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on this day in 1779, although its history can be traced back to 1775. The Army Corps of Engineers, consisting of Continental soldiers, civilian workers, and French officers, was created to design and construct facilities for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. After the war, they were not reemployed until 1794, when Congress organized another corps, the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. The Corps’ consecutive existence began in 1802 to contribute to both construction and military projects “of a civil nature.” The Corps of Engineers still exists and helps build and maintain military facilities, create technology for fighting wars, excavate the nation’s waterways, and more. There are approximately 37,000 soldiers and civilians who serve in the Corps today.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For wisdom for Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon as commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • For members of Congress as they determine the necessity of federal officials and groups that support the states and infrastructure.
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