Memorial Dayby Representative Keith J. Rothfus
Posted on 2016-05-26
ROTHFUS asked and was given permission to address the House for
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. ROTHFUS. Madam Speaker, as we approach Memorial Day weekend, we
learn from the Book of Wisdom that ``the souls of the just are in the
hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.''
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their
passing away was thought an affliction; and their going forth from us,
utter destruction. But they are in peace.
``For if before men, indeed, they be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself.
``As gold in the furnace, he proved them, and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself. In the time of their visitation they shall shine, and shall dart about as sparks through stubble; They shall judge nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord shall be their King forever. Those who trust in Him shall understand truth, and the faithful shall abide with Him in love: Because grace and mercy are with His holy ones, and His care is with the elect.'' As we gather with our families this Memorial Day weekend, let us always be mindful of those who gave their lives for our country. May God bless them and their families always.