In honor of those who have served. And for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, we pray:
℣. Eternal rest, grant unto them, O LORD,
℟. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
℣. May they rest in peace.
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Happy Memorial Day, you dear Americans. When I look at the picture that heads your post, I shudder to think what was awaiting those men. When a priest stands up in the pulpit and begins a Sermon that teaches TRUTH, in the face of a congregation that does not want to hear it, does he have the same view of that beach in front of him?
He certainly should.
What sort of “congregation” can be compared to enemy fortifications? Certainly not the believers to whom apostle Paul wrote. Something is wrong with your picture of what church, the Body of Christ is.
I’ve personally known countless WWII veterans, especially survivors of D-Day, Pearl harbor, and other actions. Most have since passed on, and I miss them dearly. They were icons of genuine masculinity and moral uprightness.
Their stories, and the sacrifices of men featured in that eerie photo above, inspired me to join the Navy.
from For the Fallen, Robert Laurence Binyon
Here Dead We Lie, A E Housman