Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

"Women who served in WWII are also honored...
From Rosey the Riveter to Navy nurses, like Lorraine Egan, 86, of Crystal Lake, the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. recognizes the war-time contributions of women. Egan was the only female veteran of 80 who traveled to Washington D.C with "Honor Flight Chicago," which brings World War II vets to the World War II Memorial."

(Tribune photo by Dave Pierini / May 12, 2009)

A Thanksgiving for Veterans by Josh Thomas
O God, we thank you for raising up men and women to serve and defend our country in times of war and peace. We thank you for bringing each one home to their families, friends and neighbors, as we mourn those who gave their lives for our freedom. We ask your special blessing on all those in current service at home and abroad, that you keep them safe from all harm; kindle in them a lively faith in your mercy, and shield them from all temptation, that they may return to us unsullied by the aggressions of men; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reign over all the nations under heaven. Amen.
The prayer was taken from here.

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