O Merciful Father.
We put ourselves in remembrance of the fallen on this Memorial Day. We remember their service and their sacrifice. They are the HEROES in the land! We rise up today and give them our remembrance and our respect. We honor them. Selah.
Protect our history, O Merciful Father. We do not ever want to forget! Protect the legacy of these courageous men and women who gave their lives - SOME GAVE ALL. Keep these memories of our Nation ALIVE in the hearts of men and women. Keep them alive for the SAKE OF THE CHILDREN.
“We will use these stones to build a MEMORIAL. In the future your children will ask you, ‘WHAT DO THESE STONES MEAN?’ Joshua 4;6
“Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ ... He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the LORD’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the LORD.” Joshua 4:22-24
Thank you LORD that we have “stones” built as a memorial in America. We have flags and crosses dotting the landscape all over the land. They remind us that You are FOR America. You are WITH America. We come together as Americans and we remember the fallen and their families on this sobering day.
We stand together with the LORD by our side. We remember all these things in our minds. We are moved in our hearts and spirits. We grieve with the families for their fallen loved ones.
We are moved by scenes of grieving families and children over gravesites.
We are moved by caskets draped in military flags.
We are moved by folded flags and gun salutes.
We are moved by Old Glory waving in the breeze beside small white crosses.
We are moved that this day is a symbol of our freedom.
We are moved by these brave, courageous men and women who lived and died for America.
We are moved by those remaining Patriots who served and who grieve over the loss of their friends and fellow soldiers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines.
Help us never to forget! These are OUR fallen soldiers. Our sons and daughters. Our heroes. “We The People” rise up today and remember! We stand together. We stand as one. This is our land from sea to shining sea. The land of the free and the home of the brave!
We are the United States of America. On this special day of remembrance, we honor the fallen while we relish the liberty they so valiantly protected.
Let Freedom Ring out as a memorial in America today!
In Jesus name. Amen.