The words in the title are part of an interview a Gold Star Mother gave to her local paper and that is published today. THIS picture is of her son, Josh Rodgers. CWO2 Rodgers was killed in Afghanistan May 30, 2007.
I have been aware of this family for quite some time as my friend Don goes every Friday to do a 2 mile Red Shirt Friday Walk to honour Josh’s memory. Yes, I am on the walk by virtue of a picture of me that Don has attached to one of his flags that he flies proudly. We agreed that Don would do this, so that all of Josh’s family knows they have prayers and support from outside America. It is important to me.
Today, especially, I ask you to go read about, and meet, this amazing family. You can find this family on the Nevada Appeal site here: [link.http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20080704/NEWS/132903928] Then, as you go about your July 4th celebrations, take a minute – or more – and reflect on ALL the amazing American families, both throughout history and in our times, who are paying the price of service. They deserve that, at the very least.