They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
“The Ode of Remembrance”, the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen.
All Gave Some, Some Gave All.
Today is about those that gave the all.
Today, our family remembers the life and legacy of SGT. Juan Navarro who was KIA July 7, 2012. We also remember SPC Thomas Yacovella and SSG Joseph Murphy who served with Josh in Afghanistan but passed away in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Today we should pray specifically for Gold Star Families that sent their loved one off to war to their final resting place. We should also pray for every heavy-hearted veteran that wishes he could have saved his friends.
Left to Right: SSG Joseph Murphy, SGT Juan Navarro, SPC Thomas Yacovella
It's important for civilians to know what is going on in the world of veterans that are taking the day to grieve. Nationally and locally, we will see signs of respect for those killed in the line of duty. This week I tried to highlight some of those elements on our Prayers for Josh Wetzel Facebook page. Coins on a grave, "Until Valhalla," the Battlefield Cross, the Missing Comrade Table, and the