A friend of mine is burying her son today. He died in Afghanistan of an IED explosion. He died doing his job as a Scout. He died the Hero and gentleman she raised him to be. The Patriot Guard is escorting him throughout the trip from the airport yesterday to the funeral home, during visitation and then today to his final rest. Bless them their kindness, their protection from the possible cruel attitudes of others that have risen of late. I refuse to give those manner less, hateful beings who live within the freedom attained for them by deaths like this boys, while they curse and defame and are protected by that freedom any more notice to even mention their names.
Below is a very lovely tribute to Loren. May he find sweet rest and May his mother find rest as well. They have both given so very much.