Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Farewell, Brave Warrior...

We witness miracles every day. Over time, we watch as our warriors, with unbelievable courage and determination, overcome injuries and illness that would defeat the best of us. It becomes clear from where the term "soldier on" came, as time and time again, we watch our warriors leave Walter Reed, reuniting with their loved ones or returning to duty.

Though their bodies may be broken, their spirits never are and they fight, with every ounce of their being to recover from the wounds of war. A sad reality of what we do though, is when our warriors' bodies succumb to the weakness of just being human.

Today, we heard the news that we lost another warrior. Someone who answered the call to serve our country, knowing full well the sacrifice that may be asked, had now made the ultimate sacrifice. Our hearts break as we realize you are no longer with us. While you walked among us, you graced us with your bravery, with your smile, with your kindness, with your warmth.

Your courage, strength of spirit and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace, brave warrior...


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