Wednesday, November 11
This post was provided by Father Desmond Drummer
As we observe Veterans Day 2020, we recognize the service of those who have served our country in the Armed Forces. We acknowledge that veterans and activity duty personnel are often out of sight and out of mind for too many in our country. Let us resolve to advocate for active duty military personnel, family members, and veterans to ensure that they receive the support and services befitting their sacrifice.
- Father Desmond Drummer
Prayer of the Archdiocese for the Military Services
written by Archbishop Timothy Broglio
Almighty God and Father, look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Give them health and stability and allow them to return to their loved ones whole and unshaken. Be with their families and sustain them in these uncertain times.
Grant strength and peace of mind to the Veterans who have given their best for the country they love. Support them in infirmity and in the fragility of old age. Teach us to remember their sacrifices and to express our gratitude.
Manifest your tender care to those in the Military Academies who prepare for future service and to those who serve our Nation far from home. Teach us to remember the sacrifices of those whose efforts contribute to ensuring our way of life.
Bless and multiply the priests who minister to the faithful of the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Reward their generosity and keep them faithful.
Hear us as we present our prayers to You through Christ our Lord.
Led by Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA serves Catholics of the United States who are a part of the military, Veterans Affairs, and overseas diplomatic service communities.