God our Father, your Son Jesus gave up His life to free us from the power of sin and death. He showed us that the greatest love is in giving up one’s life for others. Today we remember those who fought and died for our freedom. We ask you to bless and console them together with their families. Help us to understand to sacrifices they made in leaving their loved ones to face the horrors of war. May we never forget their generosity. May your Holy Spirit give us the courage to resist evil in all its forms and show us how to be peacemakers through prayer and action, lest we forget those who fought, suffered, and died that we may might have the freedom and peace we enjoy today. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
God of Peace May each of us be instruments of Your peace. Help us be aware of the many opportunities we have to promote peace and justice. May we never underestimate the power of our actions. Help us to know best to promote peace and justice. Amen.