Friday, August 01, 2008

Let us give thanks

That I don't have to post these updates quite so often.

For those who risk all for the people and nation they love.

For courage.


Even as we mourn losses and pray for peace and strive to prevent war and brutality.

Even as we struggle to get our government to do right by those who now serve or have served.

Even as we remember all the casualties of war on every side.

Latest Coalition Fatalities

07/31/08
DoD Announces Army Casualty
Sgt. James A. McHale, 31, of Fairfield, Mont., died July 30 at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., of wounds suffered July 22 in Taji, Iraq, when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.

07/31/08
MNF: U.S. Soldier killed in non-combat related incident
The U.S. military says an American soldier has died in a non-combat incident in northern Iraq. The death pushes the U.S. monthly toll for July to at least 10...the soldier died and two others were wounded Thursday during operations in Ninevah province.

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For the Spirit of Integrity
Spirit of integrity, you drive us into the desert to search out our truth. Give us clarity to know what is right, and courage to reject what is strategic; that we may abandon the false innocence of failing to choose at all, but may follow the purposes of Jesus Christ. Amen.
—Janet Morley

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Let us give thanks, indeed, although one is too many.