Service

by Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler on October 20, 2017

in Tribute,United States of America

For those of you who missed Chief of Staff John Kelly addressing reporters yesterday, describing the process of notifying families of fallen soldiers:

A casualty officer typically goes to the home very early in the morning and waits for the first lights to come on. And then he knocks on the door; typically a mom and dad will answer, a wife. And if there is a wife, this is happening in two different places; if the parents are divorced, three different places. And the casualty officer proceeds to break the heart of a family member and stays with that family until – well, for a long, long time, even after the internment. So that’s what happens. Who are these young men and women? They are the best 1 percent this country produces. Most of you, as Americans, don’t know them. Many of you don’t know anyone who knows any one of them. But they are the very best this country produces, and they volunteer to protect our country when there’s nothing in our country anymore that seems to suggest that selfless service to the nation is not only appropriate, but required. But that’s all right…..”

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/morning-jolt/452931/john-kelly-gold-star-family-response-bless-them?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=171020_Jolt&utm_term=Jolt

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