Memorial Day – 2017

I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity this day to salute those who have given their lives in defense of our country. I think specifically of those with whom I served in Vietnam. Those of us who were lucky enough to come back to our families know full well what it meant to not have that opportunity – the broken lives that the War engendered. And, it haunts us that today lives are still being lost in undeclared wars against the forces of Evil in the far-flung corners of the globe. What does it take for us as a people to realize that we cannot allow Evil to flourish in our land and expect good fortune to be generated elsewhere?

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4 comments on “Memorial Day – 2017

  1. May the souls of the faithful departed, especially those who laid down their lives for us, rest in peace.

    Paul, my report from Shirley, MA, small-town America. Sunday, they had a parade and a commemoration. I was proud to have two of my children marching in the Immaculate Heart of Mary band. The Grand Marshall, a WWII vet, was born in 1921, same year as my father. The ceremonies were to the point, and done well.

    • I should also point out that even though I have been critical of happenings in the state of Massachusetts there is much good there as well. The bishop who ordained our priests in the traditional rite was a Franciscan from a diocese in Honduras who was also a native of Watertown, MA, only a stone’s throw across the river from my high school home in Brighton. That he would come to Colorado and ordain our priests is either the ultimate in irony or truly the work of the Holy Spirit. Naturally, I prefer to think it was the Holy Spirit. (He stopped in Colorado enroute to Rome for a periodic visit and our priests, then seminarians, gave him a place to stay.) As the saying goes: “Sometimes the Lord writes straight with crooked lines,”

  2. Amen and God Bless ! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. The Glory of the Soldiers – Venerable Fulton J Sheen

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