The Pentagon announced today that nine more Americans died in Iraq this weekend, bringing the toll for this month to 99.
To honor them, I offer the following, a 1955 alternate verse to the Navy Hymn (Eternal Father, Strong to Save):
"Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
And those who on the ocean ply;
Be with our troops upon the land,
And all who for their country stand:
Be with these guardians day and night
And may their trust be in thy might."
Rest in peace.