Memorial Day is a day sacred to this nation. On this day, we pause amidst the furor and political rancor to remember loved ones and friends, promoted to the paradise of God.
In particular we hold up before God those who made the supreme sacrifice in wars fought in defense of justice and righteousness.
In so doing, they stood firmly for the worth and dignity of human life. In doing so, they paved the way for us to enjoy, in the words of our forefathers, “the Blessings of Liberty.”
This Memorial Day may we rededicate our lives to upholding the principles held by those who crafted from 13 colonies the United States of America. May we be reminded that the Founding Fathers left us a government, in the words of Lincoln, “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” assuring all posterity “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
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As we weigh the issues before the nation this Memorial Day, issues that affect the well-being of human life, may we keep in mind these words:
“Lord keep this nation under your care; and guide us in the way of Justice and Truth; let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten nor the hope of the poor be taken away.”
Rev. Canon George I. Chassey