Today is Memorial Day. Sadly, to many people it has become little more than the symbolic beginning of summer, which is now defined as the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, regardless of when the solstice and the equinox occur. It is important for us to remember that this day is set aside to remember those who have given their lives in service to their country. Let us not forget or trivialize their sacrifice.
May the souls of the faithful departed, especially those who died in service to their country, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.