A hectic day.
A day I would rather do without.
This week Monday was even worse than usual.
More hectic, more rushed, more filled with 'stuff' because of the things that had been put off from the weekend.
But those I did not mind. Those I knew about in advance and could plan for.
The email notice that made the day awful?
That was unexpected.
Another young man of my acquaintance died Monday May 10, 2010.
In a far away, hot and sandy place. Protecting people he did not know, because it was the right thing to do.
Because he believed in the rightness of living a life free from oppression and tyranny. In the freedom to worship your God and to teach your children without fear and judgment from others. In the preservation of a country's people and their beliefs and their ability to be more and do more for themselves.
These are the things he died for.
These are the things worth dying for.
Marine Cpl. Kurt Shea - a Senior DeMolay aged 21 died Monday May 10, 2010 in Afghanistan. Far from his home and family, but never far from the thoughts and hearts of those who loved him.
Pictured: Some of his DeMolay brothers
I do not always agree with the politicos and their posturing. Their ideas. Their arguments.
But I always support our troops. Our boys in blue, in green, in camo... who do the right thing because...
It's the RIGHT thing to do.