Today, we honor the men and women who laid down their lives,
not just for their friends,
but for strangers,
and for future generations bound together by a common heritage as Americans.
Pray for those who still feel the pain of loss from these sacrifices.
Pray for those who are yet on the battlefields.
Look for the coming day when swords will be beaten into plowshares,
when nations will no longer raise their weapons against one another,
when warfare will become a lost art.