Mon 28 May, 2012
Tags: Benedictine Sisters, Memorial Day, Prayer
Today we remember and honor those who have given their lives in the service of our nation.
They have given their all to help make this nation what it is today. The history of this celebration varies according to what source you read. Perhaps it is best summed up that the living folks of those who had died wanted to commemorate their efforts and valor. Thus, several grassroots efforts are part of the tradition. We carry on in their footsteps.
We are not a perfect nation, nor is there any such country. We continue to face the challenges and crises of our time. However, we can and ought to remember all those fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends who have helped make this one nation under God.
Today would be a great time to do so. Let us keep in our prayers all those who have lost loved ones in our nation’s service. May God comfort them and bring them peace.