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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010




We treasure our freedom and we acknowledge with gratitude all of those whose authentic patriotism has inspired their devoted service in all of the branches of the military. Theirs was a commitment to a just and lasting peace. The devotion to duty, the tedious routine of daily service, the terrible separation caused by deployment, and the strain on military families –both today and yesterday--inspire our admiration. With prayers for those who have finished their earthly pilgrimage, we also reverence the service rendered by the men and women in uniform and their families today. We can offer no better monument to their memory than our pledge to strive earnestly and to engage faithfully in fruitful endeavors so that all people might enjoy their human rights and live in harmony.
--Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop of the Military Services, USA

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