We remember them with great honor and reverence. There is no greater sacrifice in life than laying your life down for your country and your countrymen. Observing Memorial Day, we pay homage to those who have fallen in battle. They fell in order that their fellow citizens may rise victorious out of the ashes of war.
They fought in battles against a visible enemy. Today, the entire world is engaged in a battle for survival, facing an invisible, merciless and destructible enemy. Upholding and cherishing their undying legacy, we too, will rise victorious!
We wish you a happy and safe Memorial Day.
May God bless and protect us all.
Archbishop Hovnan Derderian