• Our Heavenly Father, by whose appointment the seasons come and go, and who makes the fruits of the earth for the needs of men, we offer You our thanksgiving that according to Your promise seed time and harvest have not failed. We give You most humble and hearty thanks for Your servants who came across wintry seas at peril of life to establish a free nation with fidelity by justice, freedom, and democracy. We pray that we who have entered into the heritage of their heroism and sacrifice may so honor that memory that Your blessings may continue to fall upon our beloved land. Protect us from outward dangers and deliver us from inward strife. Keep our country in Your care, and guide the state according to Your will. Yours shall be the honor and the praise and the thanksgiving from generation to generation. Halleluyah!