Exact matches only
//  Main  //  Menu

 
☰︎ Menu | 🔍︎ Search  //  Main  //   🖖︎ Prayers & Praxes   //   🌍︎ Collective Welfare   //   Sovereign States & Meta-national Organizations   //   Military Personnel & Veterans   //   Invocation at the Dinner Celebrating the Commissioning of the USS Carl M. Levin, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff (23 June 2023)

Invocation at the Dinner Celebrating the Commissioning of the USS Carl M. Levin, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff (23 June 2023)

https://opensiddur.org/?p=51870 Invocation at the Dinner Celebrating the Commissioning of the USS Carl M. Levin, by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff (23 June 2023) 2023-06-25 20:40:32 This invocation was offered by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff at a dinner celebrating the commissioning of the USS Carl M. Levin on Friday night, 23 June 2023. Text the Open Siddur Project Arnold E. Resnicoff Arnold E. Resnicoff https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/ Arnold E. Resnicoff https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Military Personnel & Veterans 21st century C.E. 58th century A.M. English vernacular prayer dedications and consecrations United States Navy USS Carl M. Levin
TABLE HELP

Contribute a translationSource (English)
Almighty God,
As we break bread, give thanks for food
We recall all those who hunger still:
Not for bread alone,
But for freedom, dignity, respect, and hope.
Carl Levin championed the fight for better times and better lives,
Lives more respected, lives more protected.
We celebrate his life,
the strength, integrity, and moral courage that defined him,
as we prepare for the commissioning tomorrow
of the USS CARL M LEVIN,
our Navy’s — nation’s — newest ship,
whose officers and crew prepare to serve with honor, courage, and commitment[1] The three official core values of the US Navy. 
to defend our freedoms and our dreams.
TENACIOUS IN THE FIGHT:[2] The official ships motto of the USS Carl M. Levin. 
Apt words both for Levin and the proud and mighty ship that bears his name,
Prepared to serve when duty calls.
Prepared to fight — and win — when fight we must.
We celebrate tonight with joy
And the commissioning tomorrow with overwhelming pride.
May the actions of this ship and crew
Bring honor to our Navy and our nation,
Just as the man whose name it bears
Brought honor to us, blessed us all.
And may we say Amen.

This invocation was offered by Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff at a dinner celebrating the commissioning of the USS Carl M. Levin on Friday night, 23 June 2023.

 

Notes

Notes
1The three official core values of the US Navy.
2The official ships motto of the USS Carl M. Levin.

 

 

Comments, Corrections, and Queries