Tuesday, October 6, 2009
When one falls, another brings him home.
Last night, I watched an amazing movie.
It was called "Taking Chance".
It's the true story of a soldier named LCPL Chance Phelps. He was KIA in April 2004. He was recruited in Clifton, CO and buried in WY. The film was about his journey home after being killed in Iraq. It's primarily told through the eyes of the Witness, or soldier assigned to escort the body home. I cried the whole time. Literally. Such a wonderfully simple story that is so powerful.
Having served in the Navy for four years, it's always hard to hear about the fallen. About the men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we can continue to live ours in a state of peace.
Even though Veterans Day is still a few weeks away, the fallen should be remembered everyday. Keep their families (both blood and military) in your thoughts and in your prayers.