Today is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor those who gave their lives in the service of our country. The video below is rather graphic, but I think it’s important for us to recognize and remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.
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; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen.1928 Book of Common Prayer
When I was a child, we always wore poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in military service. I explained why in a previous Memorial Day post. However you observe the holiday, take a little time among the barbecues and swimming parties and other celebrations to remember and honor our fallen heroes.