A Prayer for U.S. Veterans
We thank You for our veterans
Who have risked their lives to preserve our great heritage—
Our nation and the rich freedoms we enjoy.
Our veterans remind us that freedom is not free,
That each generation must preserve her.
Let us not take for granted
That which other people never had,
But to be willing to honor our veterans’ heroism
By placing our lives at risk for freedom’s sake
Lest their sacrifices be made in vain.
– Chaplain James F. Linzey