"All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."
pause in the silence today. let yourself be drawn into it, and perhaps, amidst the calm, you will find some sense of peace; with yourself, with those you love, with those you have lost, with God. take a moment to take stock, to remember, to grieve: when the silence ends, rejoin the every day, full of life and the living, and give everything to those still present because life continues on.