Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Fallen Hero Sgt. William R. Howdeshell

Today I attended the funeral of Sgt. William R. Howdeshell, United States Army. I want to write about this Fallen Hero's funeral, his life, his family, his little boy, but I want to do that when I am not emotionally exhausted.

Presenting the Gold Star Banners was a humbling experience for me and I will do it as often as I am called upon.

One of my favorite quotes (though I don't know who wrote it) is "If your child can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his family to honor him." It was my honor and privilege to stand in grief with the family of St. Howdeshell today.

4 comments:

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

I am so proud of you.....it is so amazing what you did today. I am sending you lots of hugs & I shed tears with you too. Bless you & Sgt. Howdeshell's family & friends. God Bless all of our Service Men & Women who serve this great country of ours. Hooah!

Sarge Charlie said...

I know haw tough this is for you, thanks for honoring our soldiers.

Not a Granny said...

Thank you doesn't seem enough sometimes. Bless you for for doing this.

Proud wife of Sgt Hodgin said...

I truly do admire you for having the strength and courage to be there and show your support to the family of this fallen soldier.