Friday, May 24, 2013

Each Soldier is Every Soldier

Memorial Day.

Mindful of one soldier in London.

I am mindful of all of them.

The murdered father in London represents all soldiers.

Memories of my brother, Lukas, killed in Vietnam, emerge also, among others we recall.

He is a soldier who represents every soldier.

All are related.

Like one circle, all defenders come together to protect.

It is fitting that such a day fill our hearts and minds with memory of dedicated men and women who secure this Nation.

Although the wound never seems to heal, the void gets smaller and less overwhelming in my mind.

At 23, his life unfolded.  Yet, his country called. And, he responded as every other soldier does.

May we mark this Memorial Day with the resolve to uphold all of life everywhere.

Rest in peace.

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