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Memorial Day

We will hold Memorial Day this weekend to mourn US military personnel who have died defending the freedoms of the United States of America while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Many citizens view this day as a vacation/party/ or simply have no idea why they have three days off. The truth is that this is a day of PRAYER for those that have died for you. Below is the law created our government for Memorial Day Events:

36 U.S. Code § 116

(a)Designation.—
The last Monday in May is Memorial Day.
(b)Proclamation.—The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation—
(1)
calling on the people of the United States to observe Memorial Day by praying, according to their individual religious faith, for permanent peace;
(2)
designating a period of time on Memorial Day during which the people may unite in prayer for a permanent peace;
(3)
calling on the people of the United States to unite in prayer at that time; and
(4)
calling on the media to join in observing Memorial Day and the period of prayer.

A Memorial Day Prayer

As our nation pauses today to remember those in the military who have given their lives for freedoms we enjoy, we pray you would have us all look to you for strength, comfort and guidance. Be with all who serve in our Armed Forces. Bless them and their families. Grant your loving protection and allow us to respect their defenses of our freedoms.

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