Happy Memorial Day to you all.To all women in this diocese who are now or who have served....we thank you! Men and women through the centuries have given of themselves to create and preserve the freedoms we, too often, take for granted.
Did you have an ancestor in the Civil War? in the Revolutionary War? the War of 1812? the Korean or Vietnam conflicts? One or both World Wars? Think about the human link you have to that person. Like you they had a family that they left behind when they went to fight for their country. They were fighting to create a new nation or preserve that nation or to ensure the freedoms of this nation. The rows of white markers in cemeteries around the country and across the world testify to their sacrifice for you and me.
Do you know someone who is now serving or recently served in the military? Send them a card or give them a call to say 'thank you' for your sacrifice.
Please keep all military, past and present in your prayers.