October 21, 2020

Memorial Day 2018: Let Them In

A prayer for fallen soldiers on Memorial Day. By John Gorka


  1. Beautiful. Thank you.

  2. Rick Ro. says

    Nice song. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Christiane says

    heartbreakingly beautiful . . . . thank you

  4. Robert F says

    Poignant song. Let them in, Peter; raise them up, Lord.

  5. Denise Spencer says

    Wow. Thank you for sharing this, Mike.

  6. Wayne Essel says

    Thank you. So touched. I hope this will be part of our Memorial Day weekend Sunday service next year. I researched the chords and can now play it reasonably well. I was somewhat chagrined that our choir, me included, sang the Armed Forces Medley again this year, and brought the American flag into the sanctuary. Maybe next year I can influence this to where we can pray for those killed in wars, and mourn the loss of their young lives.

    • Christiane says

      That mourning of the young dead soldiers seems more appropriate . . . . last night some of our neighbor young people were lighting fire crackers in celebration, not understanding that this was a day of ‘remembrance’ for our dead soldiers . . . maybe our neighbors didn’t have a grandpa who could tell them what happened in the war(s)

      I love the tone of ‘Remembrance Day’ and ‘Anzac Day’ in the UK Commonwealth countries. I find great meaning in the poem ‘The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. This verse especially is used as an ‘ode to remembrance’:
      “They 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.”

  7. Heather Angus says

    Heartbreakingly beautiful and poignant song.