JOHN E. SHAW, US ARMY WWII
12/19/25 - 04/15/2004
Thank you, Lord, for all the men and women who have chosen to serve their country in times of war and times of peace. We thank you for their service, for their dedication, for the willingness to put themselves aside for our safety. We know they are not perfect. Often times they are scared, angry and confused by the events they participate in and are unable to let go of the anguish they have witnessed. We know we owe them a lot more than what we should give them: a place to live, good food, good medical care, gainful employment and respect for what they were willing to do for us. Forgive us for not being there for them, for not understanding what they went through and for expecting them to be superhuman. Protect them from the perils of hatred, alcoholism and drug addiction and most of all from walking away from You.
BRING THEM ALL HOME SAFE, O LORD. WE NEED THEM.
Pfc. Ryan E. Shaw
War on Terror