Memorial Day Observance

Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 30, 2022, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

144th Memorial Day Observance

Monday, May 30 —10:30 a.m.

Old Armstrong Chapel Cemetery

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is a day for remembering and honoring those who have given their lives in battle. The day is also known as Decoration Day for the custom of placing flags at the graves of the patriotic dead. The Cemetery at Armstrong Chapel has long maintained this tradition and will do so again this year. 

 Prayer for Memorial Day
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress…” (Psalm 91). On this Memorial Day, may we pause with reverence before you, Eternal God, to remember the lives of those fallen in this nation’s conflicts. Here in this sacred ground are lives representing virtually every broken moment of human history our nation has endured. Through our prayers and actions, help us to stand together with those who are suffering, so that light may banish all darkness, love will prevail over hate and goodwill triumph over evil. Grant comfort to all those who grieve this day. Bestow your loving protection. Let peace prevail among all the nations, O God. Move us to know, take hold and treasure your saving grace, the security your Spirit provides, and the refuge that is granted to those who trust in you. In all our days helps us to pause and remember, then offer us the courage to commit our lives to your eternal keeping both now and forever.  Amen

Tanner Helton, a Scout from Indian Hill Troop 502, standing at the grave of his 5th
great grandfather, Major John Armstrong, who fought in the War of 1812.

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