Today is Armed Forces Day in the US, a day to honor our military and thank them for their service.
Thank you to everyone who makes personal sacrifices and risks their lives for our security. And thank you to their families who sacrifice so the military members they love can serve their country.
O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect all the members of our country’s armed forces. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.