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Bishop Burbidge's Memorial Day statement

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On this Memorial Day, we solemnly pause to remember those who fought and died for our country through many conflicts, battles and wars to ensure that we continue enjoying the freedom envisioned by our Founders. We also pray in a special way today that our nation and world will be rid of all conflict and division so that we may live together as God’s holy family. 

We are forever grateful for the sacrifice of the deceased members of the military and armed forces from the Diocese of Arlington, as well as for their family members who miss them dearly. We pray with anticipation and hope that they are now in the steadfast and comforting arms of Our Heavenly Father. 

May God bless America and may the peace of His Son reign in our hearts. 

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018