Hump Day Prayer of Remembrance for a June 6th

English: from the collection "Black and W...
English: from the collection “Black and White and Color Photographs of U.S. Air Force and Predecessor Agencies Activities, Facilities, and Personnel – World War II” Probably early morning on June 6th. It appears to be low tide. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Father on this day I am reminded of those who walked ashore at a place called  Normandy.

Some of them were left behind in the soil of France alongside their comrade in arms.

English: Omaha beach cemetery in Normandy, France.
English: Omaha beach cemetery in Normandy, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Others came home.

They went to work.

They married and they had families.

They built cars, buildings, houses, highways.

English: 1955 Chevy Suburban

They ran for office, local, state, and national.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, official portrait as Pre...

Some served our nation in Korea and Vietnam.

Many have now passed from this life unto the next…

…but some are still with us.

About 250 veterans gathered at the World War I...

And the memories of those hours and days hitting the beach, crossing France, entering Germany as they encountered more death

are always with them in the twilight of the morning and evening

and in the twilight of their fading minds and memories.

I ask gracious God that you bless them this day

and not only them, but also all those who deal daily with the memory of war

no matter where it has occurred.

Grant them, through Your Spirit, a peace of mind and heart that only you can give.

Love them passionately and deeply.

Amen.

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