‘Through the gate of death may they pass to their joyful resurrection’ is the inscription at the American cemetery, Obama Beach, in Normandy France.
American Troops Landing on D-Day, Omaha Beach, Normandy Coast, 1944
The Normandy Prayer
Oh Eternal Lord God
Who has united together all the Veterans
of the Normandy Campaign
Grant on we beseech you
and give strength to carry on our work
To bring aid and common purpose
Throughout our Association
We ask this in the name of
Whose courage never fails
Prayer for Fallen Soldiers
Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God,
Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand, comfort them and their families.
Send angels of protection, love, and comfort to all the service men and women still at war,
bring them home safely and comfort their families.
We ask all our prayers in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Eternal rest grant until them, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon them and all the holy souls of the faithfully departed. Amen
I will be reflecting more on this day in regards to family members, who were living under the Nazi Regime in Slovakia at another time. This day should be set aside for those fallen, who gave their lives, to bring to an end such misery for so many.