Thursday, September 02, 2010

Extraordinary Sacrifice - The National Infantry Museum Quote

I had the opportunity to visit the National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning this week. It is a beautiful and moving place. In the family section, there was a quote which I copied down onto a piece of scrap paper.

"Extraordinary Sacrifice

American soldiers have been fighting and dying for their country since the birth of our nation. They do so willingly as members of the brotherhood of the close fight. As we honor their sacrifice we also honor the sacrifice made by their loved ones who must continue on after their grievous loss. The families and friends of fallen soldiers are forever members of the Army family, as we try to share the burden they bear."

This simple statement expresses elegantly our many thoughts and emotions.

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