Military archbishop: Pray for our veterans on Veterans Day

Military archbishop: Pray for our veterans on Veterans Day

In recognition of Veterans Day, Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is calling for prayers for the servicemen and serivcewomen who have fought to defend the United States.

“They risk their lives, sacrifice time with family and friends, set aside jobs, and often suffer the effects of their service into old age. Today we pause to thank them, to say a prayer for them, and to recognize their commitment to our freedom,” the Nov. 9 statement from Broglio said. 

Broglio is the current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has been the archbishop of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, since 2008.

“In an age when the focus is always on the idol in the mirror, they raise their right hands to defend the Constitution, undergo training, keep watch, and risk everything for us. Please stop today, remember, and say a prayer for our veterans,” Broglio continued.