Saturday, May 5, 2007

Peace Blogger of The Day: Two Men and a Little Boy


Today's Peace Blogger of the Day is in honor of 2nd Lt Scott Lundell who died in Afghanistan November, 2006. The Peace Globe was designed and submitted by SGT DUB, who is still serving his 2nd tour of duty there. We honor both of these men today - and all others who continue to serve our country - especially those who have lost their lives for the cause of peace.



And in honor of this courageous little boy who lost his father in Iraq.....
Mimi is about to make him his very own peace globe.
DNJ photo by Aaron Thompson
Christian Gorczynski, 8, receives the flag from his father's casket from Lt. Col. Ric Thompson during the graveside service at Wheeler Cemetery in Bedford County. Golczynski's father, Marcus, was killed by enemy fire in Iraq.
Read the full story here.

12 comments:

Matt-Man said...

That is quite the powerful picture. This nonsense has to stop. Cheers Mimi...

Peter Haslam said...

Well deserved Mimi.

Mimi Lenox said...

Peter and Matt,

The notion that we can't support the human face of our military in the field and still be opposed to this nonsense is, in fact, nonsense.

I support our men and women in the face of danger. And always will. But I do not blindly support or understand the arena they have been thrown into.

No words, treaties, or proclamations need be said when I stare into the face of that heartbroken child.

Linda said...

That is a very, very moving picture and brought tears to my eyes. You can see how trying so hard to be brave but you know his heart has broken.

Something needs to be done to stop this madness but I just don't know what.

Mimi Lenox said...

Linda -

Yes, the madness needs to stop.
Too late for this child and many like him.

Travis said...

That photo both breaks my heart and makes me proud.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

That is the saddest picture I have ever seen. And it doesn't make me proud. It just makes me think what a waste....

Bond said...

POWERFUL picture and great choice Mimi

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Powerful, yes.

And it screams enough is enough.

Mimi Lenox said...

Maryam - My thoughts exactly. See previous comment to Bond.

Travis said...

Let me clarify.

I'm proud of the young man for looking Colonel Thompson in the eye as he accepts the flag. I'm proud of his father for doing his duty and making the ultimate sacrifice.

I'm proud of every Marine, Soldier, Sailor, and Airman who puts his/her life on the line every day.

Yes, this photo breaks my heart and makes me proud.

Dixiechick said...

This very powerufl picture has brought tears to my eyes.

You can see that this young man is trying to be as brave as his father but his heart is truly broken.

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