Today (the third Saturday in May) is Armed Forces Day, and the month of May is Military Appreciation Month. Memorial Day honors military members who gave their lives in service to our country. Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the military but are no longer on active duty. Armed Forces Day honors military members who are currently risking their lives for our safety serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country. 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.1928 Book of Common Prayer
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