Dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff
O Lord our God and God of generations past, help us, we pray, make this the beginning of the time of healing that we all seek. Help us ease the terror and the pain of all who suffered because of war. And help them and help us find the way to peace.
God, let this monument and this dedication forever remind us that we will come together to mourn our dead. We will come together to reach out to our wounded. We will come together to remember and to honor our brave. Only then may we have the vision to dream our dreams again. May we have the faith to pray our prayers again. May we have the courage to march along together again and, together, help make this the kind of country and the kind of world for which we pray.
May we all join together and say, Amen.
23 die in suicide bombings in Iraq
A total of 761 people were killed and 1,771 wounded in violence in June. In May 1,045 were killed.