I've written about my time in Hawaii a little ... the impact of the oil still bubbling up to the surface after decades submerged in Pearl Harbor. Today I find words difficult to come by. This afternoon my daughter and I will do something for the first time ... be part of a flag ceremony and help retire the flags of the fallen. I am sure the emotion and significance will quickly ursurp any desire for words.
Those who dedicate themselves to the freedom and goodwill of others are at the top of my list. Whether lives are given in battle or in a sense "given" in dedication to a life of good ... I admire those who hold integrity and honor close at hand and reach out to the world around them.