Today we remember the more than 650,000 Americans who have died in battle in the history of our nation.
We are humbled by and grateful for their sacrifice.
Help us to be inspired by them to celebrate, to protect, and to practice the freedoms and responsibilities that are ours as Americans.
Help us to honor their memory by doing everything we can to work for peace so that it will become increasingly unnecessary to send our men and women into war.
Help us to follow their example by putting others above self by daily giving ourselves up in service to them.