Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving for our military

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When considering things to be thankful for this holiday, I can't go without mentioning our brave servicemen and women of the armed forces of the United States. I give thanks for them, and to them, for doing a tough job, often at great personal cost. We should also be thankful for those who serve similar roles in our society--the unsung heros of our local police, sheriffs, and firemen.

I am reminded of the Prayer of Thanksgiving for Heroic Service (Book of Common Prayer, pg 839).

O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with greatful 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. Amen.

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