This weekend is a special time to remember and honor those who have served and continue to serve our country. Today, a young man returned home from Afghanistan. With less than 40 days left to serve, he was killed when the military vehicle he was traveling in struck a roadside bomb. In the past, I volunteered with this man to count the Salvation Army kettles during the holidays. I treated him like one of my brothers and teased him a lot. The light of God shone through his beautiful heart. And those who knew him were blessed to see the deep love he had for his faith, family, friends and country while he was here. Now he is home.
Please take time this weekend to reflect on the service provided by men and women in the military. God bless our troops!