There won’t be many words in this post. Just images. Images of those who sacrifice their time and service to protect our freedom. Our own United States Military. This weekend, as you sit around large tables filled with families and your feast. Stop. Take a moment. Say a prayer for our troops, both near and far who guard the sanctity of our nation each and every day.
This guest post by @Jrcclark1 is being re-blogged to honor our Veterans and thank them for their service.
Like all mothers who have lost a loved one during military conflict, Cher Kondor struggled to find a means of emotional catharsis in the midst of her sorrow. Killed by an improvised explosive device (IED), her son, Army SPC Martin Kondor, became a casualty of the Iraq War on April 29, 2004 – and his death served as the inspiration behind a unique monument known as the Veterans Memorial Gold Star Healing & Peace Garden, located in York City, Pennsylvania. Constructed for the initial cost of $750,000, the garden honors the memory of Pennsylvania’s war dead, especially those lost to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Realization of the memorial came about in large degree from the efforts of Ms. Condor, who remembers hugging her son for the last time at the Philadelphia International Airport in January of 2004. Posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple…
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