O beautiful for heroes provedToday we remember and honor those who lost their lives in military service to our country.
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine.
-- Katharine Lee Bates, 1904
We pray for a day when such sacrifices are vindicated by the end of warfare between nations and factions.