The Final Salute

I have 4 family members that are either in Iraq right now, recently home from a tour of duty or getting ready to go back again. I worry about losing them every single day, I fear for their parents and husbands and wives should that black car ever pull up to the house, my heart skips a beat every time I hear about yet another solider dying in Iraq, I pray that they all come home soon and come home safe.

It took me 3 sittings to get through this article. It hits so very close to home for me, too close. It is an extremely powerful and moving article. DO NOT read this at work or anywhere else that you would care about being seen while crying because nearly everyone I have talked to about this article was moved to tears while reading it.

Read the article, watch the slideshows – it is long but I promise it is worth the time:

The Final Salute

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