Posted by: morgan1965 | May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance because it is an appropriate and somber reminder of those men and women who sacrificed their life for the cause of freedom in America and around the world. Every day of the calendar year, Americans are free because others died for the cause of democracy.

On this day, we remember these military men and women with respect and appreciation. We give thanks for each one of them. We also give thanks for their surviving family members, especially spouses and children.

The nation is at war on two fronts, Afghanistan and Iraq. These two wars have had a heavy death toll; but there also is a great concern for those who have suffered physical and/or psychological injuries. Such veterans likely will suffer the consequences of their injuries for the rest of their life.

We are grateful for the men and women from West Virginia who serve in the military. They serve with a sense of West Virginia pride and American patriotism.
We in West Virginia are proud of them.

God of all creation, we thank you anew for those who have died for America. We ask that on this Memorial Day you will place your arms of protection around all current military personnel. Please grant your peace and comfort to those persons who are grieving the death of a loved one.

“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me; let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony.” [Sy Miller & Jill Jackson]

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