Remembering with Gratitude and Sorrow

Amid the aftermath of the most recent episodes of civilian slaughter we come to our National Day of Remembrance for the lives given in service to our country. With so few in America now serving in the armed forces, and with the ignominious end to our long military engagement in Afghanistan only months behind us, we may not be in a mood to give much thought to this day.

So, let us try on this day to find a few moments in which we may pause and give thanks for all the sacrifices made on our behalf by those we may never know. The sorrow of their families whose losses are immeasurable is heartbreaking. And so is the sorrow we feel for the current state of America. May God grant us repentance for our sins and healing for our sin sick land. God have mercy.

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