On the 8th of November, each year...
...offered by Dn. fdj, a sinner at 8:12 AM [+]
Niles Harris gets dressed up and has a drink in memory of his friends who died on that day in 1965. I'm a bit behind the times on this, but, saw the video recently on TV and then read the story of the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam and was really moved.
A story about Niles and his friendship with Big and Rich.
And the video.
There are heroes amongst us and most of them we rarely hear about. Everyday more are earning the anonymous title in Iraq now. We need to know, recognize, and honor these men and women. We need to point them out to our children, living people who in a way do indeed model our Saints: courage, self-sacrifice, bravery, selflessness, and duty. Lord, how we need such examples in this self-serving leisurely world today.