“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sodier Angels, And Other Stuff

While poking around this morning, I found out something really cool.

Valour-IT actually brought in more than $184,283.07 due to non-team donations! check out the breakdown here Oh…yeah…The real number?


Thanks to John at Castle Argghhh. He also provided the link for this video:

If that inspires you, check out holiday for Heroes. It's another chance for some of us to help in another way.

Unfortunately, right after that, I found somethings that were not so cool.

With our history of military pullouts, due to Democrats (i.e. Southeast Asia), I’ve had this gnawing worry about Iraq. Then, I visited Chaotic Synoptic Acitvity. I read this post, as well as the follow up, and was further discouraged by what I read. Even so, I recommend them to anyone who needs a history refresher.

And, then, in our local paper, the Ft Worth Star Telegram, I found sad news. Army Sgt William Samuel Jackson, of Michigan, was killed by a roadside bomb near Ramadi on Veterans Day. DoD also reported that Marine Sgt. Bryan Burgess, also from Michigan, had also been killed in a separate action.

At our house, we remember the cry of the warriors:
"Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow, we gave our today."
--The Kohima Epitaph--
Sgt. Jackson and Sgt. Burgess, we remember what you have given. And we say thank you for the tomorrows you have given others. May God give back to your families more than they have sacrificed and lost. And, now, we dance In Memoriam.