Heavenly Father,

Builder and Creator of All,

we know and love,

Let us remember, this day,

our brothers and sisters

overseas who will be spending

this holiday away from

home and loved ones.

Let us also remember those who are

left at home, awaiting their

return. For our strength

lies in this family of

ours here today, and

those who will surely return

safely. In your name we pray- Amen.