MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE Jedinstvo Cemetery-East Los Angeles, CA
Throughout our country, we gather on Memorial day as families and communities to pray for the blessed repose of the souls of our departed loved ones, that they might live eternally in God's Kingdom and in our hearts and minds forever. We especially remember the heroic men and women who sacrificed their lives so that we may live in conditions of liberty and freedom. May the joy of the Risen Lord stregthen us and renew our spirt on this Memorial Day and throughout this Easter Season. TODAY IS A DAY TO REMEMBER AND TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FALLEN HEROES, TO APPRECIATE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY AND RECOGNIZE THE POWER AND VIRTUE OF THEIR SACRIFICE. WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED, THOSE CURRENTLY SERVING IN AMERICA'S WAR ON TERROR AND THE FAMILIES OF THOSE THAT SERVE AND THOSE THAT GAVE ALL. FROM VALLEY FORGE TO NORMANDY TO THE PUSAN PERIMETER, DA NANG, BAGHDAD AND A WAR ON TERROR ON THE WORLDWIDE STAGE, WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO BRAVELY DEFEND OUR REPUBLIC AND FIGHT IN THE NAME OF LIBERTY. AT GETTYSBURG, PRESIDENT LINCOLN SAID, "...FROM THESE HONORED DEAD, WE TAKE INCREASED DEVOTION TO THAT CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY HERE GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION -- THAT WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN... AND IN THEIR MEMORY WE RESOLVE TO BE EVER VIGILANT IN PRESERVING LIBERTY AND PEACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.