Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
My Father, as I pause this day to think of the brave men and women who have given their lives for the sake of others, may I be thankful for them. May I remember that noble deeds and kind words are never lost, but that self may block the way to justice. O Father, make war to cease! And lead us to victories that are won through peace. Amen.