Thank you for the opportunity to live in a nation that fights for freedom and allows for all the chance at life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I pray for those who mourn a hero lost: a spouse, a child, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a grandchild, a cousin. May God give them peace, and may we all appreciate the unspeakable sacrifices suffered on our behalves.
Father God, I pray your blessings on all our military, serving locally and abroad. Protect and guide them daily. Remind them of your love. Protect and direct their loved ones, left at home to work and wait. Grant them peace and safety, and may they all know how much we appreciate the high cost of their selfless service.