Monday, May 27, 2013
Originally referred to as "Decoration Day" as the day in which the graves of veteran's were decorated our nation today celebrates Memorial Day. Those who hate war the most are those who are called upon to go into battle knowing they might have to give the ultimate sacrifice of their life for the freedoms we cherish.
Today we pause to remember all those who sacrificed their lives so that we may enjoy the freedoms of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Today is a day of remembrance. We recall all who have died that we might be free. We remember their courage. We thank the members of their families who mourn their loss.
Today we remember our military families, those who serve and protect, and our nation.
Lord God of hosts, stretch forth Your almighty are to strengthen and protect those who serve in the armed forces of our country. Support them in times of war, and in times of peace keep them from all evil Give them courage and loyalty and grant that in all things they may serve honestly and without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer for the armed forces of our nation Lutheran Worship (c) 1980 Concordia Publishing House, St, Louis