Sixty-eight years ago and eight years ago America was shocked out of complacency and into the horrors of global conflict. Those who died are remembered in sadness for the persons they were and could have become, but even more as symbols of inspiration to a new and greater good for all. It is right that we stop to remember and to pray. In our remembering let us bring to mind all that our constitution stands for. Let us remember that it is by rule of law that our freedoms are maintained even more than through force of arms. Let us pray for the wisdom and courage to live up to and into our highest ideals as a people, as a nation.