A Geezer’s Memorial Day Prayer


And not to forget the Geezer. Nice work John!

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With the real Memorial Day coming up tomorrow, and the government sanctioned Memorial Day last Mon., this Geezer has been pondering all the wars he remembers since World War II, as well as World War I that his parents remembered.

The pondering began when our Town Moderator asked me to give the prayer at the Memorial Day celebration at the Town Common following the town parade that was held last Monday.

I know of Jews, Muslims, Buddhists as well as a variety of Christians in our town as well as a HIndu meditation center and an annual Native American pow wow in adjoining towns.

How to shape a prayer that all these religious folks could endorse?

How to honor those who have given their lives for our country without endorsing all the policies that led to wars?

How to express deep patriotic appreciation for American democratic values and ideals that…

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One thought on “A Geezer’s Memorial Day Prayer

  1. jhvn May 30, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with your followers, Bob. I’m honored.

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