[size=4]ALL GAVE SOME…. SOME GAVE ALL.[/size]
My personal prayer……
God, I ask that you bless all of our American Service Men and Women. Especially those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and those serving in countries where people would seek to harm them.
I ask that you to give them courage, faith, clarity of vision, clarity of mind, and quick physical reactions.
God I ask that you protect them, and bring them home safe and sound.
[FONT=Book Antiqua]Dear Madam,[/FONT]
[FONT=Book Antiqua]I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.[/FONT]
[FONT=Book Antiqua]I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.[/FONT]
[FONT=Book Antiqua]I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.[/FONT]
[FONT=Book Antiqua]Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, [/FONT]