You have called your people to many walks of life.
Some like St. Francis were called to a life of peace and others to the life of a soldier and warrior.
David, the Maccabees, Saints Joan, George and Martin all were called by you to take up arms in the service and protection of their citizens.
On this day, bless those who have given their time, talents, and in some cases their lives, to protect our freedoms.
Guide them in their tours of duty. Comfort the wounded and their families.
Remind us to appreciate their sacrifices.