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Memorial Day 2016: John 15:13

John 15:13

13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

God Bless.

Countries Around The World Honor US Troops On Memorial Day

 

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Memorial Day

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader

Heavenly Father,

On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom.  May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bless the families of our fallen troops, and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace.

In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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Memorial Day Weekend, Philadelphia’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.

In my area, we pay tribute to the fallen from the Vietnam War.  This is the War that I remember very clearly. I was a young child but as the war escalated, the protests are vividly etched in my mind.  There was a draft, and a lottery system held by the Selective Service System.  My friend Glenn’s birthday date was picked at 23.  But the war ended and he never got called to duty.  I was in High School. Glenn was 4 years older than I and had graduated.

Would you have been drafted by the lottery system? Click here to find out.

Philadelphia’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. Click here

Built in 1987 with the support of veteran’s, their families, public, and corporate contributions Philadelphia’s Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial is one of the most heartfelt in the nation. 58,000 Americans were killed in action, 300,000 wounded and more than 2,400 remain unaccounted for in the war.

The Memorial wall at Front and Spruce streets records the names of Philadelphia’s 646 heroes in stone so that their sacrifice shall never be forgotten.

May all Americans remember all the brave men who died in the name of freedom.

Philadelphia Vietnam Veteran Memorial Click Here

Delta Reunion 2011 at Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial video below.

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