Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Leaders

Hymn to the Fallen

John Williams composed the Hymn to the Fallen.  The video below shows only a few memorials of those whose lives were cut short by a war.   Today we hear threats and concerns about the possibilities of war.  In many parts of our world, a war is a reality.  The people, who suffer under these circumstances, know every day what war is about.  They bury their dead. They cradle children in their arms who are dead or dying.

Today we hear threats and concerns about the possibilities of war.  In many parts of our world, a war is a reality.  The people, who suffer under these circumstances, know every day what war is about.  They bury their dead. They cradle children in their arms who are dead or dying.

man carries child in Syria

Man carries child in Syria  Photo by Reuters

 

War is the hell it always was.  No new war will ever make the pain or tragedy any less.  We must remember this.  Our leaders must remember this.  Those who would announce that they intend to harm a country that is living peacefully must remember this.

US dead come home

Even though we have memorials around the world for the Americans who died in past wars, we should not forget all the Americans who have lost their lives in more recent years:  according to the Military Times:  Listed below are the most current statistics according to their database. (*These statistics may not reflect exact figures.) Pictures of the fallen are shown by clicking on the blue words.

Total: 6894

Do you know where our American heroes are buried?  Yes, some were brought back to the United States.  Others lie in graves by the thousands in places far from home.  Take a moment to reflect on exactly where they are.

VIDEO:   For your Sunday meditation and prayers:  Hymn of the Fallen