Friday, May 30, 2014

Final Salute

This is the title of a Pulitzer award book by Jim Sheeler,  given to me by Sam Holder father of Fallen Hero SSGT.Theodore "Sam" Holder who gave his life in the service of  his Country, November 11th. 2004 in Iraq. As Colorado Coordinator for Home Of The Brave Quilt Project, I had given a memorial quilt to the Holder family and Sgt. Holder's Dad kindly sent me this book.
The book details the stories of some of the many who have died and the selfless service also of the soldiers tasked with bringing the dreadful news to the families and of their efforts to support the families in their grieving.
It's a book worth reading especially timely in view of the Memorial Day we have observed this past week.
May God's Mercy and Grace be upon them.