In the midst of your family celebrations, your Memorial Day sales, and your day off from work, don’t forget them…the men and women whose ultimate sacrifice secured the freedom to enjoy all the rest of this country’s blessings. And if someone gives you a Buddy Poppy, here’s the reason: Here’s an excerpt from my Compass […]
Memorial Day tidbits you might not know Memorial Day is serious business—a time for us to pause and give thanks for those who have died for what they believe in, especially those here in the United States who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy. But I thought you’d enjoy some interesting tidbits about Memorial Day […]
“I fought for you” is the reminder of everyone who has ever served our country in battle. We must never, ever forget the price they—and their fallen comrades—paid for our freedoms. Please. On this Memorial Day, take four minutes to watch… …and remember.
Vietnam Memorial Statue in Washington, DC. Photo by David Spanburg. Prayer for Heroic Service The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure trove of prayers for every occasion. This beautiful Collect can be found in the section labelled “Thanksgivings” (pp. 836-841). Let us pray. O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts […]
MEMORIAL DAY: On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! -Thomas William Parsons Photo credit: Bonnie Avonrude via BigStockPhoto.com
As the daughter of a WWII fighter pilot, I grew up in the 1950s, steeped in the stories of a war supported by a nation filled with patriotic fervor and fought by brave men and women with a clear enemy and worthy goals. As a young adult in the 1970s, many of my friends either […]