Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day And Remember Those Who Died For Us

Today is Memorial Day.
On this day, we remember those that served in the United States armed force that died in the field of battle.
It is not just another day to take in a sale at a some shopping emporium. Or to have a barbecue. Or to take in a baseball game. Not that any are bad things to do.
But this is the day set aside by congress to remember those who served and died for the cause of freedom.
A good history of the holiday can be found here.
Whether you go to a National cemetery or remember those that have died in your hearts, here is a prayer from the last real Book of Common Prayer 1928:

Almighty God, we remember this day before thee thy faithful servant (N.), and we pray thee that, having opened to him/her the gates of larger life, thou wilt receive him/her more and more into thy joyful service; that he/her may win, with thee and thy servants everywhere, the eternal victory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thank you to all who have served this Great Land and who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us to live.

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