Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Sad Homecoming


A local family has lost their son....husband....and father.

He has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Here is a news video of his return home today. *This will take a second to load but worth watching!*
Full story HERE.
It makes you proud for what all of our military men and women do for our country yet leaves a sad empty feeling when you see a family faced with news such as this.
My heart and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

11 comments:

West Side of Straight said...

I'm so sorry for their loss. It is such a shame to lose another young man to this shameless war. Our family went through this in July this year, and my nephews wife (her brother was killed in Afghanistan) still not doing well. Thank God for all the support your community is giving this family. Our prayers go out to them. Thank you all soldiers for all you do.

Buttercup said...

My heart is breaking for this family and they are in my thoughts and prayers.

West Side, will add my prayers for your nephew's wife and all the family.

Carmen C. said...

That was really hard for me to watch, with all that I've been going through with my son's decision, but I'm so glad to see the community honoring him as they are! Can't imagine what his family is going through!!!

OleCrowsNestJournal_Nan said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of this fine young man. God bless the family going thru this tragedy.

Fit & Flabless said...

I was there to see the impressively huge caravan driving down the highway. Several people were waving their flags and yelling their support. It made me cry. God bless all the troops who fight for our way of life. And may God comfort the family our hometown hero left behind.

Nancy M. said...

That is such a sad story! I am so appreciative of everything all of the armed forces do for our country! I will pray for his family.

Growing Up A Country Girl said...
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Growing Up A Country Girl said...

I'm visiting via West Side of Straight -- thank you for posting this "sad homecoming" - it reminds me that the pain and sorrow is all over the U.S. My prayers are with all families....

I can't wait to check out some of your recipes...

Andora said...

My heart hurts so bad for them..as my tears come it brings back the heartache for me that I felt when my oldest son was sent to Iraq when the war broke out in 2003..For months I was scared to the point I thought I would die myself..There are no words that ease the pain that this family is going through..My son came home and I thank God for that.And my younger came home from Iraq to and thank God for that also..We just don't understand why things happen the way they do..I will pray for them...

Granny Sue said...

I heard this on the radio today, Jessica. St. Albans lost a soldier last week too. As the mother of 4 veterans, I have been blessed--my sons all came home. I cannot begin to imagine the pain this family is feeling. Knowing soldiers, I know that they all are aware of what can happen, and have Death constantly as a silent companion at their shoulder. Yet they do what they must.
One of my sons is still in the military and learned recently that one of his duties will be to begin informing families of a death. He cannot see how he will get through it. He's been a soldier for 18 years and this will be his toughest duty yet.

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