Thousands gathered today overlooking Omaha Beach in Normandy, France to pay respects and reflect on the freedoms won so many years ago. We remember the thousands of men and boys, some even still in their teens, who gave their lives to fight against a force that was so evil and destructive.
I think of the Last Supper at this time. Taking place the night before Jesus sacrificed all for us, he prayed not only for us, but also for those who will hear the believers and come to believe through them. The battle against evil always goes on, but may we never take for granted those who laid down their lives so that we could go on.
What do you remember on this day?
Lord, we pray for those who prevail on behalf of good, seeking to conquer evil, and fighting for what is right.
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.