God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever led us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me of my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord."
General George Patton
I went searching for something meaningful to share for Veteran’s Day.
This short prayer stood out.
In particular, this one line: Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived.
Veteran’s Day is a great day to be glad that such heroes are around.
It’s a day to be thankful for those heroes.
We are so lucky to have heroes on our side.
Make it a great day.