Those who have served in combat know that war is a horrible thing. People of faith know that it is contrary to God’s will. And yet, sadly, war is sometimes necessary. Today we pay tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces and died protecting our nation from those who would cause us harm. Remember, honor and offer a prayer of thanksgiving for them,  as well as all who have served in years past or right now. For in a fallen world, their sacrifices offer each one of us an incredible gift of love, life and freedom.