This I Believe

edward - Holt, Michigan
Entered on May 31, 2006
Age Group: 65+
Themes: war

This I believe as I sit in my den this Memorial Day, remembering my Jeep driver dying in my arms, shot in the belly, in the closing days of World War II in northern Italy. And my heart still aches for him and other friends who died back then and the more than 2700 young men and women who have died in Iraq.

I hear the voice of the President of the United States,standing on the sacred soil of Arlington NationalCemetary, say, “We will honor them by completing the mission for which they gave their lives.” “We will staythe course.”