We come together today to remember a fallen soul. One who died in service to country, fulfilling the obligations placed upon him/her by his/her duty. It is not our place to attempt to justify the meaning of his/her death, but to pay respect to him/her by conducting ourselves with honor in his/her memory. We do not seek to exalt ourselves, but to remain humble and dignified as we observe these solemn and sacred proceedings.
The war front which claimed this precious life still seeks to bring pain and despair to his/her loved ones. It is not a war of guns and bombs, but of vicious words and undesirable behavior. Today we come as part of a mighty host, to use our God-given rights as decent human beings to fend off the baying hounds of discord and dishonor. We pray to the Almighty that their malevolent efforts may work to benefit the cause of nobility and fidelity, as we stand and act as shields for these good people. To allow such shameful and despicable displays of false zeal to take place at this hallowed service would be treason on our part to the dead whose actions were in the name of the freedoms we so selfishly enjoy.
Onward we shall march, as to war, but with peace and the love of God in our hearts. We bear no weapons this day except the sword of the Spirit and the shield of Faith. Raise now the colors under which so many have bled and suffered that our nation might be free and great. And pray for the souls of those who tread these colors underfoot and blaspheme the name of the Lord, that they may be turned from their deviant ways. We are the defenders of the fallen, appointed by conscience and sustained by the grace of God, who has given us this time to mourn and remember.
Our lives are short, as this occasion so somberly reminds us, but in that brief span of time is the opportunity to do what is right. In (insert name here)'s honor, we will carry out the mission that has been handed to us. We will win this war at home. All that I ask is that all of you find the courage to believe and hold fast, as he/she held fast until the very end.
Thank you, and God bless.