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Memorial Day Prayers

Updated on May 28, 2012


Memorial Day is much more then another holiday and the mark of summer. Memorial Day is a day that is dedicated to those we have lost. Many men and women have gave their lives for this country. They have paid the ultimate sacrifice in more ways then one and we should all be thankful for that. On this day, we remember those soldiers that gave it all so we could go on living free. On this day, we remember fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, and all our family and friends. Today, we don't celebrate your death, we celebrate your life. God Bless you all.

I have been watching war movies, such as "We Were Soldiers", with Mel Gibson. It made me realize what Memorial Day was about. I couldn't have imagined being there or left to make decisions in that situation. The movie is about war in Vietnam. 400 U.S. troops were left to take on 2,000 Vietnamese. I am not sure if this was a true story, but I am led to believe that it is. The U.S. troops end up victorious, but at a dearly cost.

I wanted to take the time and thank every person that has served our country proudly and with honor. Know this, you all are the real heroes. Please know that your country is behind you all and we will keep you all in our prayers. Many of you have seen images that are no human should ever have to see. You all have been in dangerous situations and have been faced to make tough decisions. Some of you paid with your life. Between all that is happened, nothing can be brought back. But know this, I am very thankful and fortunate for you all. I look at all of you with the highest level of respect. Today, we not only celebrate the lives of who has been lost, we also celebrate the valor, courage, and bravery you all show everyday you live.

I have been fortunate enough to always have my freedom, but it hasn't been for nothing. It all came at a heavy price. From the Revolutionary War to the Iraq War, we all should give thanks to the men and women who fought and died for our freedom. I thank you all and America thanks you also. You are the bravest of the brave. All of you are a special breed. To everyone that is protecting our country, thank you and be safe.


May God be your shadow in light and in darkness. I pray for a safe return for you all, near and far. May God be your eyes when you can't see and your strength when you are weak. Through long distances, may God be your bridge, your bridge to home and to your family. Know that you are never alone, for you are God's son and he your father. God, may they be strong in faith and find comfort from within. God, I pray that they feel that warmth from their family, deep within their soul. Know that they are worthy and fight for what is right under your name. May God watch over everyone of you and keep all of you as his own. Lord, I pray, Amen.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Oceansider, thanks for the comment and taking the time to read this article. Glad to follow you and your work too. See you around.

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      oceansider 5 years ago

      Hi thelyricwriter,

      I love your hub on Memorial Day...such a wonderful tribute to our fallen heros from all wars!...Your prayer is beautiful too...thank you for writing this to honor all those who have fought and died!

      And...thanks for following my hubs...I am now following your hubs and will read more of them too!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thank you all. I hope those who have served and are serving can read all of your comments and this page. Know, all of you are heroes. Thank you for everything.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful my friend. I join with you in prayer. May God grant show our leaders the way to peace all over the world. Amen...

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Great tribute, amazing hub, pictures and such a heartfelt prayer!

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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Memorial Day..a special day set aside to reflect on all those who sacrificed for us so we could have freedom thank you for sharing. beautiful prayer..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome Ricky. This is a fantastic tribute to all the deserving heroes on Memorial Day and for the remembrance of those who are gone. Loved the prayer and the pictures. God bless. Hope you have a Happy Memorial Day.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend,great well written and beautiful hub and prayer ! We should thank God every day for these brave men and woman that fight and die to help keep our freedom and help others get theirs, well done !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !!!

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Here, here! We all know veterans, and long may you live on, past or present.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      This is so beautiful.. God Bless you for writing this..I am sharing on Facebook on my prayer page

      Happy Memorial day my friend Debbie