Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

A Navy family's Memorial Day prayer, the Howards, from CT magazine:

Please join us in our prayers for the men and women of the Armed Forces of The United States of America and other countries who are now in harm's way in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the world. We thank them and their families for their sacrifices.

We are grateful for the ultimate price of freedom paid by those fallen. We pray for strength and courage for the POWs and MIAs and those held hostage.

We pray for the protection and safety of selfless relief workers and missionaries who help those in need.

We pray for the protection of children and innocent civilians. 

We pray for our nation and our leaders.

These are some of my favorite photos from the Iwo Jima Reunion that we hosted in 2007 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. (Brian Flemming gets credit for the pix.) The Diamond View II office building was under construction then...a very expensive but admirable flagpole.