On Memorial Day this year, we replaced our old flag with a brand new flag and marked it’s rising with the ringing of the bell 21 times.
God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen // USCCB