Dear King George-
It is now Day 17 of your vacation from Reality. You have been so busy with your galas, and riding/falling off
your bike with Famous Athletes, and chopping wood. I do hope you started that reading list I sent.
This week in Ohio there have been funerals, one or two a day as there were 20 to bury in the past 2 weeks.
The media have been kind enough to show the caskets, and the funerals, and Fallen returning to the airport.
Thousands have been supporting the families, lining the streets, and going to the funerals.
These are good hardworking taxpaying families trying to support their neighbors.
It is about Paying their Respects.
It is about Honor.
I decided I will do my best to help you get to know some of these Fallen.
Especially the Ones from Ohio.
Today I will tell you a bit about Auggie.
Augie was from Ohio, and his parents are speaking out loud and clear.
He was buried this week, he is one of the 20 Marines from Ohio that
died in the past few weeks.
His parents Rosemary and Paul have issued statements that tell
about him....everything from his time working with boyscouts
to EMT to rebuilding houses...
He was one of those that signed up to be in the Reserves after 911-
never thinking he would ever see combat.
That was so much more than brave and young.
He still had dreams and he effected so many in Cleveland.
And he never thought he would be sent to die in Iraq.
Read below for Augie's story:
His Parents statement ( they have been talking about their
support of Cindy)
And posts/stories about the Candlelight vigil tonight
"Peace Vigil Mom" http://www.newsnet5.com/4862739/detail/html
There are many candlelight vigils planned in Ohio tonight-
many right in the Cleveland Area- near Brook Park-
some are at Park, some at Churches, some at Vet memorials-
all will hopefully bring some comfort and honor to these grieving