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Sustaining God-

As we stop to ponder the past, we recall the ones who placed their lives on pause to risk, to strengthen and nurture the spirit of our country.

With gratitude today, we remember our veterans. For many, the wars aren’t over. For many, trauma is relived day after day. For many the pain in their bodies and their missing limbs remind them of the horrors of war.

Can we thank them enough? Can we create a world in which war is rare? Can we ensure their post-war care is strong and fruitful?

For their risks, for their sacrifices, we honor them. For the veterans who are now our saints, we celebrate their memories with love.

May peace abide in their hearts. May comfort claim their souls. May we see that our lives are connected to their efforts, and their care is essential to the Body of Christ being whole.