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Memorial Day | A Time for Gratitude and Prayer

Memorial Day | A Time for Gratitude and Prayer

Dear Resurrection College Prep community,

As we approach the solemn occasion of Memorial Day, our hearts are filled with gratitude and reverence for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the profound love and dedication exhibited by the brave men and women who have defended the ideals we hold dear.

In our Catholic faith, we are called to honor and remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom and justice. Memorial Day holds a unique significance for us, as it allows us to unite in prayerful remembrance and to offer our heartfelt gratitude for the selfless sacrifices made by countless individuals who fought for the values we cherish.

During this time of reflection, let us pause to remember the heroes who answered the call of duty, displaying unwavering courage and selflessness. They fought to protect our nation, our families, and our cherished Catholic values. Their sacrifice allows us to live in a land where we can freely practice our faith, where our schools can nurture young minds, and where we can come together as a community to celebrate and grow in our shared beliefs.
On this Memorial Day, as we bow our heads in reverence, let us not only remember those who have fallen but also pray for the well-being and comfort of their families. May our Heavenly Father surround them with His tender love, granting them strength and solace during this difficult time. Let us also extend our prayers to all active military personnel and veterans, who continue to uphold the noble tradition of service to our country.

In the spirit of Memorial Day, I encourage each of you to participate in commemorative ceremonies, visit local memorials, or observe a moment of silence in your homes. Engaging in acts of remembrance can help deepen our understanding of the immense sacrifices made and foster a sense of gratitude within our hearts.

As a Catholic school community, let us also come together in prayer, offering our intentions for the fallen, their families, and for the ongoing safety and well-being of our nation. May our collective petitions ascend to the heavens, bringing solace and hope to those who mourn and strength to those who serve. As we honor the memory of our fallen heroes, let us remember that their legacy calls us to build a more just and compassionate world. Their sacrifice inspires us to embody the values of integrity, service, and love in our daily lives, becoming beacons of light in our communities.

Thank you for your continued dedication to our school's mission and for fostering an environment where faith, knowledge, and service flourish. May the intercession of Our Lady, the Mother of all, guide and protect us always. Wishing you a blessed Memorial Day weekend filled with prayer, reflection, and gratitude.

In De La Salle,

Dr. Rick Piwowarski