Happy Memorial Day.
I am reposting this post. Take a minute, even if you've seen it before and reread it. Ponder what it says. There are many great Memorial Day posts floating around the internet this weekend, this is mine.
Look at this man.
Look into his eyes. Look closely. Notice the expression on his face. Note the way he wears his uniform.
Look again. Can you imagine what he may have been thinking when this picture was taken?
What do you think his plans for his life are?
Look at him again. Look at the set of his jaw, the shape of his ears.
Would you like to shake his hand?
What do you imagine you would say to him?
What would he say to you?
Look at this man.
"This painting is of Clint Gertson, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and to help insure the freedom of the Iraqi people. This painting is done by Kaziah Hancock, a well known artist who paints these works of art of our true American hero's who have given all.....for free.
My wife and myself considered ourselves honored and privileged to know Clint's wonderful parents, Susan and Gayle Gertson of Eagle Lake, Texas, for they too have made a great sacrifice...
If you, or someone you know has lost a son or daughter in combat, you can contact Kaziah at Project Compassion by using this, or the above link.....
Kaziah, may God Bless you and your staff for the wonderful work you have, and are, doing for these families that have given so much for their Country......" Cookie
Look again at this man.
Can you tell him thank you? For all the things he saw....and all the things he didn't live to see?
Every week Subvet posts the names and ages of our soldiers that have fallen.
It's a list of names.....every name has a face, just like Clint.
Look at this man. This man died for you.
What have you done today to honor him?
Again, look at this man, remember him, honor his sacrifice.