Saturday, November 11, 2006

This is the anniversary. Two years ago, Thomas died in combat on a street in Mosul, Iraq. In other countries, according to my calendar, this is Remembrance Day, which seems fitting.

I had thought I would write about the funeral today--this was not a conscious goal but apparently my brain had other ideas--but I think I will put it off. The funeral came eight days after the event and brought some kind of closure but today I am too distracted by the thought of visiting the cemetery, going to Mass, and having some friends over to eat pizza and keep us from collapsing to actually write a coherent account. I've always said that I will do what is possible, and today that is not possible.

I'm adding a link to a picture of Thomas--not great but the last one I'm aware of.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=ol7mkls.9p8ovvvo&Uy=3iggvl&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1

1 Comments:

At November 14, 2006 at 4:13:00 PM PST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

May God bless you. I have a brother in Afghanistan. It's hard enough to even think of him as a "soldier" but even harder to think of him as a potential target. How is it that sweet young men can become soldiers?

Thank you for your blog...I can't begin to know how you feel but I'm appreciate your thoughts.


Andrew

 

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