As we near the celebration of Memorial Day in this country, Father (also, Major) John Paul Echert, Catholic chaplain, Minnesota Air National Guard, 133rd Airlift Wing Chapel, St. Paul [also, Pastor, both St Augustine's and Holy Trinity in South St Paul] and other chaplains answer that question in the Star Tribune.
"As it was long ago written and recorded in the word of God, "There is a time for peace and a time for war." The prayers of a military chaplain in a time of war are unique and they parallel, in many ways, the concerns and preoccupations of the troops we serve. . . ."