This was written by Fr. James last year for Memorial Day. It is reposted at his request:
We must never forget to remember and honor those who have given all to preserve our freedom. The above photo of a recent military funeral, which I stole from Byzantine, TX, reminds my of my father's funeral, which occurred almost six years ago. Most of you have read my tribute that I wrote to my father and posted on this blog. If you never have, please click here to read it.
Please also enjoy the following video, which is a tribute to World War 2 veterans like my father. The video, featuring the beautiful WW2 standard We'll Meet Again, brought chills to my spine when I watched it. Enjoy the video, and say a prayer for our fallen heroes.
President Grant and the Athonite monk
10 minutes ago