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.


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.