Memorial Day
On this Memorial Day let
us all express our gratitude and pride
For those who have gone to
war fought for us and died
Mothers and fathers who
have left their children behind
To go to unfamiliar places
to protect the rights of mankind
Bravely going into combat
putting their lives in harms way
Fighting so that each of
us can enjoy another free day
Men and women fighting for
the security for you and me
Marching to war proudly to
keep our land the home of the free
For each soldier that has
served their country with dedication
Sacrificing their lives
for our freedom without hesitation.

Dear Lord,
Lift the hearts of those
for whom this holiday is not just a diversion, but a painful memory and
continued deprivation.
Bless those whose dear
ones have died.
We remember with
compassion and heartfelt thanks,
Those who have died
serving their country.

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13