. . . 3 Though an host of men were laid against me, yet shall not my heart be afraid; * and though there rose up war against me, yet will I put my trust in him . . . Psalm 27, page 371, The 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Today we honor America's veterans with heartfelt thanks for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice as they protected America's shores and citizens.
This day was originally designated Armistice Day to honor the veterans of World War I, "The War to End All Wars." Fighting between Allied and German forces ceased on November 11, 1919, and the Armistice officially went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
In 1938, November 11 was declared a legal holiday. In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day by an act of Congress to honor men and women of the Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard who had served in active duty.
Where does our liberty come from? It comes from God. Appropriate prayers from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer ask that God protect and inspire our military and defend us against our enemies. Today, in our churches and homes, we open the 1928 BCP and call on the Author of Liberty to preserve and protect our nation and her military -- particularly, on this day, our honored veterans.
If it were not for their selfless dedication to God and country, we would not be able to practice religion as we believe, or even at all. -- JM
Honor a veteran with a gift of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer: The Book that Heals.
What better way to honor a veteran than to give him or her a gift of love and prayer? Please print this form, fill it out, and send it today to the address below with your check made out to the 1928 Prayer Book Alliance, or go to the SHOP page on this website and order there, using your credit card or PayPal. Specify your choice -- regular Episcopal version or new ACA version with Foreword by Presiding Bishop Brian R. Marsh.