“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.
From the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, thought to be written originally by George Lyman Locke (1835-1919), a Rhode Island minister. ________________________ For Our Country Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless […]
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 […]
I didn’t believe my eyes when I read the Richmond Times Dispatch headline: “Four children of Civil War Soldiers still live in Virginia” by Bill Lohmann According to heritage groups that track this kind of thing, there are at least 24 children of Confederate soldiers and 30 children of Union soldiers still living in the U.S., the […]