Dear Brian and Mary:
The Sunday before Memorial Day I took my Sunday school class (ages 6 to 9) down to our little cemetery in North Liberty, Indiana. It's always decorated so nicely with American flags all along the walkways and an American flag beside each veteran's grave site. We talked about the men and women who have sacraficed their lives for us and those who put their lives in danger every day for us. God has placed a special burden on my heart recently for service men and women and their families.
While standing at the memorial stone for all veterans and reading it to the children, my 6-year-old granddaughter (Maya) found your son's card in the shrubs surrounding the memorial. I read it them (I cried). Then we all got in a circle, held hands, and prayed for your family. It was truly a very special experience. My husband, Maya's grandpa, died last October. I let her choose where to place your son's card since she is the one who found it. Her grandpa served in the Air Force during the Vietnam war; she chose to put it at his grave site in South Bend, Indiana.
Thank you for sharing your son with us.
Love in Christ Jesus,