THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

 

Civilian Service of
Remembrance and Thanksgiving - 2007

THE CHURCH SERVICE  - SPEECHES
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Intercessions - Reverend David Ridley

DavidIn peace, let us pray to the Lord

We remember the bravery of those who, in time of war, endured hardship and suffering.
May their example of fortitude and courage in adversity be an example to us all.
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

We remember those civilians who lost their lives as a result of warfare, especially in this town of Dover
May their sacrifice never be forgotten
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

We pray for the leaders of our nation, both local and national, and of other nations
That you will guide them in the ways of freedom, justice, and peace
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

cross for civilians at the Field of Remembrance, Town MemorialWe pray for those who now bear arms on behalf of this nation,
That we may have discipline and discernment
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

We pray for our enemies and those who wish us harm,
That you will turn the hearts of all to kindness and friendship
Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

Most holy God and Father,
Hear our prayers for all who strive for peace and all who fight for justice.
Help us, who today remember the cost of war, to work for a better tomorrow;
And as we commend to you lives lost
Bring us all, in the end, to the peace of your presence;

Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

 

Exhortation, Last Post, and Kohima Prayer

Last Post

KenThey shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

 

The Last Post was played by our Town Sergeant, Bryan Walker.

 

When you go home, tell them of us and say,
"For your tomorrow, we gave our today."

Ken Stoker, Burma Star, read the Exhortation and the Kohima Prayer

photo of Last Post: Michael Munn
other photos: Simon Chambers

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