Last night Jeff and I watched Taking Chance on Amazon Prime. Excellent movie. Quiet. Full of dignity. It is the story of a military escort seeing the body of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps to his family in Wyoming. (Info at http://www.hbo.com/movies/taking-chance.)
On the fourth day of Lent, I am thankful for the warriors, military and civilian, who defend our freedoms, including the one to observe Lent. And I salute those who give their fallen comrades the dignity and respect they deserve.
This movie was an eye opener for me. I know we lose good men and women in the line of duty way too often but I had no idea what goes on when they make their final trip home. I am humbled and proud that we care for our fallen military with such dignity and caring. I pray to have half the courage of these heroes in the face of my personal adversities. And I pledge to double my support and respect for our military and first responders who face the evils of the world to protect our freedom. Thank you for your service. May God bless you and may America give you the respect you deserve!