By: Jeff Dunetz
This article originally appeared on The Lid and is republished here with permission.
Monday, May 31st, is Memorial Day, formerly called Decoration Day. Remember what it’s all about. Memorial Day is a holiday that means so much more than hot dogs, parades, and the start of the summer. On Memorial Day, take some time to remember what the day is really about—honoring the people who laid down their lives to save our lives, protect America and our freedoms. Please spend some time remembering those who sacrificed, praying that God protects their souls and comfort their bereaved loved ones.
Think about this for a moment. In the past year, many of our freedoms were restricted because of a virus, but our freedoms are returning little by little. Imagine, however, losing those freedoms and others forever. If those heroes whose lives we remember on Memorial Day didn’t serve, we would be living without our liberty. And unlike the COVID crisis, that liberty would never return.
On Memorial Day, remember their sacrifices, appreciate your freedom, and offer a prayer:
A Memorial Day Prayer
May God bless the members of our armed forces, who protect us from harm, on the land, in the air, and on the sea. May the Almighty cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighters and their families from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.
On this day of remembrance, may the God of overflowing compassion, who lives in the highest and all worlds, give limitless rest to those who are now under the holy sheltering of his spiritual wings, making them rise ever more purely, through the light of your brilliance. May the Lord bless their souls forever, and may he comfort the bereaved. May those of us who remain free never forget their sacrifice, and may their memories of those who gave their lives to protect America, always be for a blessing.
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