Honoring Our Veterans

To all those who have served and those who continue to serve, thank you for the risks you take and the sacrifices you make to secure our freedom. Our country’s greatness is built on the foundation of your courage and sacrifice.

This weekend there will be a special blessing at all of our Masses to honor all who served or are serving in the military. We are grateful to these women and men who preserve our nation and our freedom to worship We are grateful to all the women and men who preserve our nation and our freedom to worship.

Prayer for Our Veterans

Dear Lord, today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women who gave their best
when they were called upon to serve and protect their country. 
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage,
for all of us.

Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, 
for the sacrifices they made, for their many different contributions
to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them, we honor them,
we are proud of them,

and we pray that you will watch over these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen