Prayer for Memorial Day 2017

by Chaplain Al Boyce

Memorial Day Prayer, May 28, 2017

O God, remind us that today, Memorial Day, is not about politics. It is not about just or evil wars. It is simply a day to remember all those sons and daughters who did their duty, regardless if they wanted to or not, and made the ultimate sacrifice - for us – since the formation of our nation.

Likewise, we remember our ancestors who worked to build a world of nurturing and care to provide us a safe environment in which to blossom into compassionate, contributing members of society.

On this day, we pray for our entire Volunteers of America Northern New England family and those we love. As we work with those we serve, and gather as friends and family, may we remember with joy all those who have given of themselves that we might have a better life.

May we embrace it and live that life fully today, and every day.


Rev. Al Boyce, Chaplain