Resolution Honoring Our Armed Forces

Adopted by the 125th Supreme Convention on Aug. 9, 2007.

WHEREAS, thousands of servicemen and servicewomen are presently deployed in hostile and unstable regions around the world in efforts to combat terrorism, maintain order, and promote peace; and

WHEREAS, the families of those courageous servicemen and servicewomen now deployed are hoping and praying for their safe return; and
WHEREAS, many of these men and women have heroically given their lives or sustained serious or debilitating injury while deployed in the service of their country;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Knights of Columbus reaffirms its unequivocal support and encouragement for the men and women of the Armed Forces who defend our liberties and freedoms; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that we prayerfully support and provide encouragement to the families of those servicemen and servicewomen who are deployed overseas; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that we continue to pray for the safe return of all military personnel, especially those deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat zones throughout the world; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that we now pause in our deliberations to pay tribute to those men and women who have suffered serious combat injuries and to pray for the souls of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their country.