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Remember … Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

National Medal Honor Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

Wreath Laying Ceremony

REMEMBER…

ALMIGHTY GOD, WE GATHER TODAY ACROSS AMERICA, VERY MINDFUL OF THE COST PAID FOR THE FREEDOM WE ENJOY. WE GATHER ON THESE HALLOWED GROUNDS PARTICULARLY TO REMEMBER AND TO HONOR, WITH SINGULAR DEVOTION, MEN AND WOMEN OF IGNOBLE CLAYLIKE LIKE OURS WHO ROSE ABOVE THEIR HUMAN CONDITION WITH NOBLE HEARTS AND STEADFAST WILL. DESPITE THE BREVITY OR OF SECURITY OF THEIR LIVES, DIGNIFIED OUR HUMANITY AND THE PROFESSION OF ARMS, BY CHOOSING TO STAND FOR SOMETHING. WHO DECLARED WITH THEIR ACTIONS, THAT PRESERVING FREEDOM WAS A CAUSE TO LIVE FOR, TO SERVE FOR, AND EVEN TO DIE FOR. BLESS OUR COMMEMORATION HERE AND ALL OF ITS PARTICIPANTS, MAINTENANCE OF SERVANTS RENDER HONOR TO THOSE WHO REMEMBER — WE REMEMBER. FOR WHAT THEY GAIN, THEY DESERVE MORE THAN WE CAN GIVE. WE ASK YOU LORD, TO BESTOW UPON THEM THE GIFT THAT THIS WORLD CANNOT GIVE. GRANT OF THE PEACE THAT THEY FELT SO ELUSIVE IN THIS LIFE, AND LET THAT PEACE BE FULL AND EVERLASTING. AMEN.

— Chaplain Gary R. Studniewski

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