…The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government : of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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  1. Retired AC1

    For those that may not be familar with the Episcopal service we do Prayers of the People during the service. This sunday I am the POP reader and with our Pastor’s concurrance I will be inserting this offering:

    Heavenly Father, on this day before Memorial Day let us remember the men and women who have served our nation’s military that are no longer with us.
    We ask you to provide comfort and relief for the families of service members that have entered the fields of conflict that have not returned and are missing.
    Lord, we are especially grateful for those Soldiers, Sailors, Airment, Marines and Guardsmen that while in our country’s service have given of themselves the ultimate gift to protect and defend the freedoms and rights we so richly cherish. As Your Son said “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
    On this day we pray for those that have served, gone missing and died for our country.
    We offer special Prayers for (insert petitions)
    Lord in Your Mercy
    Hear our Prayers

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