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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Travelin' Soldier

Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, Oct. 7, 1950
Today, April 11, 2013, Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his extraordinary sacrifices during the Korean War. In November of 1950, his unrelenting remarkable acts of bravery under direct fire were reinforced through his daily acts of religious faith. He is but one of thousands upon thousands who have paid the ultimate price for America.

We are all somewhere, somehow connected to a soldier. This connection, male and female, may be within our ancestry, experienced first hand, or via a friend, friend of a friend, or family member. It is a commitment, to country, to self. It brings honor, instills pride, separates families across continents and oceans. Lives are changed forever. Within that period of separation resides visions of coming home. Some make it. Some don't. Those who don't leave families behind. Those that do are never the same...

Next time you see a soldier, he may have just come home! But, unlike the song, he is one who made it back.