Today on "Mommy Monsters" I blogged about my nephew, Ryan, who left earlier this week to start basic training in the Army.
I'd like to offer a prayer in honor of all our troups, many of whom will be seeing fireworks that are much more like those that inspired our national anthem than ours will be.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.