A Prayer for Memorial Day
by Amanda Artemisia Forrester
Lady Libertas, Who holds Her torch high
Watch over Your children today
On this solemn day we remember all our veterans
But especially those who didn’t make it home
Keep Your flame burning, Goddess
So the their deaths will have meaning.
Zeus, King of All, Your sacred eagle
Precedes You to America.
Watch over all who march under the stars and stripes
And let no more American blood be shed
Ares, patron of warriors,
Who defends civilization
I honor You today as well.
Watch over all our men and women in uniform.
Athena Soteria, temper Ares’ anger
And turn His brute force on the enemy.
Virgin daughter of Zeus, Savior in battle
Remember those who have fallen.
To all the soldiers who died for freedom
To preserve American liberty
Your sacrifices, dear ones, are not forgotten
I offer you bread and red wine
Sustenance for the next life.
May you always be remembered.