by Jane Dyer, Mon Feb 15, 2010 at 11:21:10 AM EST
Recently, while I was in the midst of my workday routine (flying, sleeping, eating), I received an email from my stepson who is serving his second tour in Afghanistan. I was solemnly reminded of the high cost of war.
My stepson described the procedure when the soldiers are notified of the loss of their fellow servicemen.
At the airfield, the coffins of the fallen are moved across the tarmac to the aircraft that will carry their bodies’ home.
The date and time of this procession along the flight line are posted. Hundreds of service men and women line the path as they pay their final respects to our brave heroes.
As we carry on our everyday lives, let’s not forget our brave men and women fighting on our behalf. Let’s remember those that have fallen -- the high price they paid, the personal loss to the families, and their commitment to our freedom and security. It is the very least we can do.