Also marking the holiday, Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit issued the following Memorial Day prayer: “We remember all those who courageously gave their lives for the cause of freedom. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, may we all work for peace and justice, and thus, seek to end violence and conflict anywhere around the globe. We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.” And the archdiocese posted on its Web site, which it shares with The Michigan Catholic archdiocesan newspaper, the famous war poem “In Flanders Fields.”
Not exactly related to Memorial Day, but still on the subject of soldiers making sacrifices for their country, is a story earlier this month in The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., about a new ministry offered by a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel for military veterans and their families seeking to discover or rediscover God in their lives.