Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!

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Just a few thoughts...
I am a grandaughter & cousin of Veteran's and I am PROUD to be one!
I do truly pray that I can instill the pride into my children and one day one of my children will choose to serve our country with pride (as hard as that is to say, it is a true desire of my heart). I am proud to be part of my family and friend to all those who have served, are still serving and to Alvie, who just enrolled usaf Pictures, Images and Photos
So on this day not only do I want to honor ALL Veteran's for their service, but I want to 'shout out' to my Grandpa
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My Cousins
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A Prayer For Our Men & Women
We ask for blessings on all those who have served their country in the armed forces.
We ask for healing for the veterans who have been wounded, in body and soul, in conflicts around the globe.
We pray especially for the young men and women, in the thousands, who are coming home from Iraq with injured bodies and traumatized spirits.
Bring solace to them, O Lord; may we pray for them when they cannot pray.
We ask for, echoing John Paul II, an end to wars and the dawning of a new era of peace,
As a way to honor all the veterans of past wars.

Have mercy on all our veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq,
Bring peace to their hearts and peace to the regions they fought in.
Bless all the soldiers who served in non-combative posts;
May their calling to service continue in their lives in many positive ways.

Give us all the creative vision to see a world which, grown weary with fighting,
Moves to affirming the life of every human being and so moves beyond war.
Hear our prayer, O Prince of Peace, hear our prayer.