On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in service of our country. They sacrificed their lives so we can keep our freedoms, and we can never give them all the honor they deserve. And let us remember their loved ones, who lost fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and other loved ones. God bless them.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~ John 15:13 (KJV)
ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead; We give thee thanks for all those thy servants who have laid down their lives in the service of our country. Grant to them thy mercy and the light of thy presence, that the good work which thou hast begun in them may be perfected; Comfort their loved ones and give them your peace that passes all understanding; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen. ~ adapted from 1928 Book of Common Prayer