Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

As we remember those who have served and fallen today, let's count our blessings for those freedoms we enjoy and those liberties we so often take for granted. Below is an excerpt from President Kennedy's proclamation for Memorial Day, 1961:
Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States, do hereby urge the people of the United States to observe Tuesday, May 30, 1961, Memorial Day, by invoking the blessing of God on those who have died in defense of our country, and by praying for a new world of law where peace and justice shall prevail and a life of opportunity shall be assured for all; and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at eleven o'clock in the morning of that day as the time to unite in such prayer.

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