Our loving Father in Heaven, we thy children bow out heads and give thee thanks for this beloved nation—for its inspired Founding and for the freedom we enjoy. We ask for your Blessing upon tonight’s proceedings and upon those who will be participating.
A wonderful comparison of mother and child as bow and arrow, the present and future and God's will, the life force which shoots from bow to arrow. What a marvelous depiction-
- -Ýou may house their bodies but not their souls
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you can not visit even in your dreams
You may strive to be like them but seek not to make them like you'
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday