Memorial Day 2019

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USS Bunker Hill was hit by kamikazes on 11 May 1945. Three hundred eighty-nine personnel were killed or missing and 264 wounded from a crew of 2,600.

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

To all those throughout our nation’s history who sacrificed their lives that we may live in freedom, peace and security.

1 Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm does bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

2 O Savior, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood
Upon the waters dark and rude,
And bid their angry tumult cease,
And give for wild confusion peace;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

4 O Trinity of love and pow’r,
Your children shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,
Protect them where-so-e’er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from air and land and sea.

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Arlington National Cemetery

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