God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.
Greater love has no man then this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.