Today we are called to remember those who have given their lives for this country, its people and its ideals. These men and women, many who volunteered, many who were drafted; went into harm's way for us. No matter where you stand on war and peace, we cannot deny the courage and sacrifice of those who fell on far flung battlefields. It is that sacrifice we honor today.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Through the mercy of God, may they rest in peace. Amen!