Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Very Personal Memorial Day - Remembering 1st Lt. Robert Seidel III

I have written in the past about Rob "Sly" Seidel, killed in Iraq and buried on Memorial Day in 2006.

Rob's family was kind enough to pass along a link to an article that ran today in the York Sunday News.

York Sunday New piece

The Seidel family are determined to keep Rob's memory alive, and they are doing a wonderful job. They are representative of thousands of families that will gather tomorrow at grave sites scattered across our land to remember and to continue grieving.

Memorial Day is not just about parades and picnics. In the course of your activities tomorrow, please take a moment to reflect. Pause to pray. And if you have the opportunity, offer a sincere word of thanks and condolence to families like the Seidels. They have given us their best.


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