Veteran’s Day

 

On this Veteran’s Day it would be well to remember some brave Americans.

Almost 90,000 American airmen died in World War II, either in military action or by other cause (usually accident). Approximately 40,000 of these men went down in flames during the air war over Europe.  Thousands more were lost in the Pacific.  In this time of relatively low-level warfare, such numbers are almost unimaginable. We own much to their heroic service, and we honor them, just as we honor the sacrifices of those men and women in every branch of our armed forces.

 

The Airmen’s Prayer

      Pilot divine, and Lord of all on high
Thine are the starry squadrons of the sky!
Lead us whose wings for freedoms sake now soar,
Into our hearts thy faith and courage pour
Oh hear our prayer.

                     Set Thou our course whose trust is laid in Thee!
Oh Thou who chartest all eternity!
Through cloud and sunshine, through darkest night
Guide Thou our wings who battle for the right
Oh hear our prayer.

                     Father and friend, in whose almighty name
We dedicate our lives to freedom’s flame,
Bless now our wings as on through space we wend.
Bless us who to Thy care our souls commend
Oh hear our prayer.

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