Recognizes Nation’s debt to brave men and women of U.S. Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, issued the following statement on the occasion of All Souls’ Day.
Archbishop Broglio said:
“Traditionally, November is a month when the Church calls us to reflect on the last times and to remember all of those who have gone before us. We celebrate their contributions to our lives and we remember that who we are also makes us debtors to those whose lives have touched ours. We pause and pray for them.
“All Souls’ Day offers us that special occasion to pray for our deceased loved ones. Is it not also a propitious opportunity to pray for those who have served our Nation? We enjoy great freedom in the United States. Who has put his or her life on the line to preserve it for us?
“The annual celebration of Veterans Day on November 11th invites us to remember those killed in the line of duty, those still suffering from the effects of their generous response in the hour of national need, and, of course, everyone who has retired from active duty.
“We cannot forget the sacrifices of so many. Let us remember them all in our prayers.”