Rob Beckley, lead singer of Flicker Records band Pillar, could possibly be called
up to active duty in the army reserves, as President George W. Bush announced last week that 50,000 army reserves
would be called back to duty.
Responding to the news Beckley said, “I’m willing to do whatever it takes for the United States, even if it means
giving-up the ministry we have with Pillar for the time being. This is about freedom, freedom that men have fought for,
and freedom that God has provided.”
Serving in the army for over four years, Beckley has been attached to the 388th Medical Logistics Battalion in Hays,
Kansas and earned his oversees training ribbon in Pirmasens, Germany. Growing-up in a military family, Beckley’s
father, now a Command Sergeant Major served in Operations Joint Endeavor in the Bosnia Peace Keeping Mission
and also supports the President.
Pillar is currently on the 45-city “Alien Youth” tour with Skillet and Justified through November 18th putting them
in front of over 50,000 youth.
Beckley feels it’s important to address the matter from stage sharing with his young fans that, “the Government puts
military on alert in a time of war, but we are to be alert at all times as the army of God. It’s sad that it takes an event
like this to pray for our country. Don’t stop at ‘See you at the Pole’, everybody has the weapon of prayer, and we need
to pray without ceasing for our President, our country and the victims’ families.”
Pillar is slated to go into the studio to record their sophomore album in December of this year.
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