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“Remembering Their Sacrifices.”
“Living In The Freedom They Purchased.”
“Remember they died so we can be free”


“Freedom is the most precious thing a man can possess. It is appropriate  
that our prayer today be George Washington’s address, “Prayer for the United  
States of America,” exactly as it is preserved in the Chapel at Valley Forge.  
Let us pray…
“Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United  
States in Thy Holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens  
to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, and  
entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow  
Citizens of the United States at large.
“And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to  
do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity,
humility,  and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine
Author  of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example
in  these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.  Grant our  
supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Let us pray for the well-being of our troops wherever they may be and their  
safe return home. May we all live in freedom and in a world of peace. In Your  
name, we pray. Amen.

John J. Scarpino, Chaplain IASSAR

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