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  • The Sunday before the last Monday in May: an important occasion to memorialize loved ones who have died in war or in other ways. Themes can...

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  • By Heather K Janules
    Spirit of life and love, God of memory, mourning and history, Bring before us the truths of serving in war Bring before us— In compassion...
  • By Heather K Janules
    We come this day, called by war By the suffering we inflict and endure When minds across borders fail to reason and compromise. We come...
  • By Lori Walke
    Holy One, on this day of remembrance we say aloud their names again: the names of those who died this year. Died — the word is jarring. So...
  • By Patricia Shelden
    For those we miss. For things long gone. For those who or what we last held in our arms, in our hands and in our hearts — we pray. We pray...
  • By Patricia Shelden
    In this hour of holy stillness we gather to honor the life and the person we love. In this hour of Holy Stillness we remind ourselves that...
  • By David M. Horst
    I saw the parade pass by with the last soldier marching. I saw politicians stand by not in pride, but in shame as they recited the names of...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
    In honor of those who have served, And those who continue to serve, At home and abroad, for peace and in war, We light our chalice, And we...
  • By Amy Petrie Shaw
    For all who die in war We lift up our hearts For all who live in suffering in the aftermath of violence We lift up our hearts For all who...
  • By George A Tyger
    The first stop on U.S. soil after a deployment is the airport. From there, it’s all downhill until you get to see your family and loved...
  • By George A Tyger
    I lean back in the chair and exhale a long breath of thick white cigar smoke into the night sky. It rises upward, swirls in a light breeze...
  • By George A Tyger
    My son has sent me a “Build-A-Bear.” Dressed in the latest digital camouflage ACUs.* (Build-A-Bear hasn’t yet caught up with multicam.) It...
  • By George A Tyger
    “You sargin or commandant?” a young Afghan lieutenant asks as he points to the cross on my chest. I try to explain what a chaplain is. In...
  • By Paul S Sawyer
    The first time I ever played “Taps” was at summer camp when I was ten years old. That was the year I started playing trumpet, so I can only...
  • By Kathleen McTigue
    When my youngest daughter was about two years old she came across a tattered paperback on our bookshelves, Ten Thousand Baby Names , and...
  • By Tracy Bleakney
    This chalice burns with twin flames. The first flame burns for those who seek and defend the right to a free and responsible search for...
  • By Jessica Purple Rodela
    My prayer today is that I learn to stay a war atheist— my prayer today for each of us, for everyone in this nation, in this world, is that...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    We join together now in a time of meditation or prayer, spoken at first and then for a time in the peace that silence brings. As we enter...
  • By Kathleen Rolenz
    Let us join our hearts and minds together in the spirit of prayer: O Holy One, that unites all who are estranged and challenges all who...
  • By Barbara J Pescan
    Spirit of Life whom we have called by many names in thanksgiving and in anguish— Bless the poets and those who mourn Send peace for the...
  • By Wayne B Arnason
    Spirit of Life, We enter into this season of Memorial Day surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses. We remember, first of all, the women and...
  • By Charles F Flagg
    In honor of those we have known and loved in the past, In recognition of the gifts and sacrifices they have made on our behalf, And in our...