We remember, O Lord, all those people throughout the years who have made the supreme sacrifice for our country, for liberty, for us. Whenever we breathe the air of freedom or claim the right to justice or enjoy the privilege of worship, fill us with gratitude for those who selflessly gave the last full measure of devotion– their very lives– for our benefit. May these brave men and women now know the joy of eternity in your presence. And may the families of the fallen receive comfort and peace amid their grief. Help us to work for peace and justice so that wars may be no more. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.