D-Day, Jun 6, 1944

You are about the embark upon the Great Crusade toward
which we have striven these many months. The eyes of
the world are upon you. I have full confidence in your
courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle.

Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower

Let us Pray -

Look in thy mercy, we beseech thee, O Lord, on those
who are called to tasks of special peril in the land,
sea and air. Even there also shall thy hand lead them
and thy right hand shall hold them. Help them to do
their duty with prudence and with fearlessness,
confident that in life or death the eternal God is
their refuge, and underneath them are the everlasting
arms; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord God, our Father, our Savior, our might: We
commend to thy keeping all those who are venturing
their lives on our behalf; that, whether by life or by
death, they may win for the whole world the fruits of
their sacrifice, and a righteous and abiding peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.