Friday, August 25, 2006

This war is not far away.

Although we didn't know him personally, my children and I went to Immaculate Heart of Mary this morning for the funeral of Captain John McKenna. I suppose this is what "Support the Troops" means: whatever I think of the war in Iraq, I can only respect and appreciate the sacrifice of this young man, who led a most honorable life. It was a privilege to be in his presence, even in death. I also very much wanted to show my children that this war is not far away; it is here, in Windsor Terrace, in the very church in which they were baptized and made their first communions.

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