Dyess Air Force Base
10 April 2002
Our Father, which art in Heaven, Hallowed is Thy name. We thank you for the many freedoms that we have served to protect for this great nation.
As we pay homage to these 38 Air Force colleagues we offer up a prayer for all of those comrades-in-arms who have passed away and are now resting in the shelter of your arms.
As you bless this gathering, Dear Lord, we ask that you provide divine guidance to the leaders of our this, our homeland, under whose national emblem we have so proudly served. We ask that you watch over each of us as we return to our homes, scattered all over this proud country, the greatest nation in the history of the world.
Lord, we offer up a prayer of compassion for all the Armed Forces, especially those who are in harms way. We remember the POW and MIA and ask that you hold them in the hollow of your hand. Give them and their loved ones solace and peace of mind.
LEST WE FORGET--LEST WE FORGET
We may forgive, as a Christian Nation should, But, We will never forget.
Be gracious unto us and bless us. As we depart from this bastion of Democracy, stretch forth Thy protection, guard our country that we being devoted to Thy service, may ever be defended by Thy Grace.
ROBERT A. DAVIS
Lieutenant Colonel USAF Ret.
C-7A Caribou Association Chaplain