O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.
Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Happy Memorial Day! Even though there is a lot to be discouraged about and frustrated by, I'm proud to be an American. "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.” — Mark Twain
This holiday always reminds me of great times marching in the Middlebury & Vergennes Memorial Day Parades! Here's a pic of the whole band from 1984 & one of me marching. Great times!