While life as a military family is sometimes challenging, it’s a life we share and fill with as much goodness as any family does. And we are particularly thankful that ours not a military life regularly filled with fear that it won’t last.
This weekend saw the 3,000th coalition death in Afghanistan. Thousands upon thousands of Americans have sacrificed their lives fighting for our nation in its relatively short existence, and thousands of widows and orphans have carried on without them.
Today is a day to remember those whose lives were cut short by war, to honor the sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who have lost and been lost.
Above all, though, I encourage you, if you’re inclined to pray, to say a prayer for peace today, so that the list of those to be remembered may not grow.