On this day are remembered all those who gave their lives for their country, all who suffered and died through acts of war, and those who were left behind to grieve and mourn.
We pray for all those who have died through war or acts of violence in defence of our country; may we never forget their sacrifice.
We pray for peace and reconciliation between nations,
that enemies may put aside all differences.
We pray for those who continue to die in wars today, and pledge ourselves to work for peace and reconciliation.
O God, merciful and strong,
who crushes wars and casts down the proud,
be pleased to banish violence swiftly from our midst
and to wipe away all tears,
so that we may all truly deserve
to be called your children.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."