“Drawing no dividend from time’s to-morrows”*
Today in 1921 the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated by President Warren G. Harding at Arlington Cemetery.
And today is Veterans Day. So we remember American veterans, known and unknown.
Here’s to two brothers who went to war–one came back and the other did not.
We’ll toast our grandfather Arthur and his brother Guy, our father Newell, all our other ancestors who served their country, and indeed, all veterans.
O Lord God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the [military] of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let’s all take a moment.
*Siegfried Sassoon, “Dreamers”