We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Gollnitz Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
We shall always be grateful to Jonathan for his service & sacrifice for this country.
You were my classmate, my friend, and my brother in arms! You will be missed!
We hold them in our arms for awhile,but in our hearts forever.My prayers and love are with you all. Kitty
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (email@example.com) is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your nephew and son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
I did not know you Jonathan, except through your death notice in the paper. My heart is very heavy for those whom you left behind. I send them love.
Sorry for your loss. Will pray for fortitude for the family.
I Give To You, Your Son-
You held him as an infant; You hugged him as a boy
and through the years he has become your greatest pride and joy.
You love him more than you can say,
his life more precious than your own,
but gone are the whims and notions of the little boy that you had known.
For the years have passed so quickly since the time it all began
and now he stands before you with the conviction of a man.
He wants to serve his country, he states aloud with pride
as you try to sort out the emotions that you are feeling deep inside...
a union of the uncertain fear, which you cannot control
and the allegiance which lies deep within your patriotic soul.
You trust that your years of guidance will serve as a strong foundation
as he performs the duties requested from his beloved nation.
God please guide him as he travels to the places our soldiers have bled
and walk with him through pathways where those heroes' feet have tread.
Oh Sweet Land of Liberty, humbly you gave your son
praying you'll return him safely home when his work for you is done.
You raised a wonderful son to become a wonderful young man and father. No parent could be prouder than what you must be.
Love to all.
To the Gollnitz Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and hero Jonathan, and my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Sgt. Jonathan A. Gollnitz...you will not be forgotten.
Thanks for serving our country, R.I.P
OUR AMERICAN HERO. WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY.
Thanks for your sacrifice. I am praying for you and your family. I pray for all the troops. Please bring all home soon. God bless Kim and her family.
May God Bless this wonderful unselfish soul and keep him in his loving arms. Thank you for your service Nathan. You are a true hero. Rest in peace.
May the Lord bless this brave soul, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. May you rest in peace. My most heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends. May the Lord grant you comfort in this most difficult time. God Bless you.
To the Golintz and Kennedy Families,
My heart aches with you for the loss of one of our nation's young heroes. A true patriot, so willing to give his life for our American democracy. I pray for God's grace and comfort during your time of sorrow. I pray that Nathan's life will forever be remembered for his love of country and people. God Bless you and comfort you.
Gollnitz Family, you were very Blessed to have had such an unselfish son. I would like to thank you, for sharing him with the rest of our Country. Nathan I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for fighting for our Freedom and our Country.
A Greatful Citizen, Brownsville, Texas
I am deeply sorry for your loss and pray that you have strength through the tough times, he was too young to leave us...
Sadly missed. We love you.Your mom is so lost without you. PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE TO PROTECT US. LOVE YOU HUN.
Alan,Kimmy Kirk,Chad,Tyler,Nick,Noah,Grandma Carol Kennedy, we love you guys and are here for you!So sorry for the loss of your loved one! Love Billy and Tina Alley
my cousin sgt.jonathan you take care and now rest in peace grandma kennedy miss you too
A hero is now with God. Thank You for your sacrifce & bravery . R.I.P.
May God help the family find compfort & peace.
Leland Sank & Family
Rip jon I remember all the good times we had when we were kids at Grandma's house
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Jonathan will never be forgotten.
For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed
But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.
For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.
I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you .
I Salute You.
Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
Thank you, for your ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. There are no words to comfort your loss. My prayers are with the Gollnitz family.
We are deeply saddened by your loss. We always expect to go first before the young ones. May the Lord comfort you always. Randy & Sue Kennedy
That your precious son volunteered to represent his family and his country, and stand up for those who could not stand, for those whose voice was silenced.... without trying, and without knowing, has been a hero and a guardian. To his family, his friends and his comrades, I thank you for this young stranger who has fought for my rights, not knowing how appreciative I am. My heart knows no words for you.
I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, mail to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, Honoring Those Who Served Ministry, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. (This is a free service to fallen veteran families.) Thank you.
The Final Salute
“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SGT Jonathan A. Gollnitz, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Jonathan. And to Jonathan it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Jonathan you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Jonathan, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Jonathan's family and loved ones.
Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Nate was like my little brother. We served together on the USS John C Stennis, I watched him grow into an amazing man. I was there standing by his side at his wedding and also around to hang out with Lukas after he was born. We spent countless nights sitting around a fire telling stories and camping up in the Olympic mountains. Nate, I will miss you more than words can ever say. I love you with all of my heart and I look forward to seeing you again one day.
To his family, I am sorry. Words will never describe what I feel for you right now. He was a great man. He died doing what he loved and defending all of us back home. He knew we were all proud of him and that we all loved him very much.
My thoughts are with you right now.
john you where the first born grandson and i love you and you will be miss
Nate, words cannot describe the sadness that we have for you departing this world, but we know that it was doing what you loved and serving our country which you were all too proud to do! We will forever remember your goofy personality, love for Lukas, and the many memories we made while you were with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as they brave through this emotional time. We love you!
Gollnitz family, please know that you are not alone during this tragic time of your life. Many others are also sharing in your heartache along with you. We pray for you, and thank Jonathan for his service to our country. I never met him, but I'm sure that he was special to be doing the job that he did. Donna Aldrich, mother of SrA Bryan Bell, KIA 1-5-12, Erie PA
I never got to meet Jonathan, but I do know his son Lukas very well. When I would sit and talk with Lukas about his dad, he was always so proud of his daddy the hero. He would tell me great stories about all the fun things they did together, and about all his plans for when "my dad comes home." My heart and prayers go out at this time for the family.
my cosin johnathan was a cool guy, that just loved his family, i pray for my aunt and her faliy
Our hearts are saddened at the passing of one of Americas Heroes Sgt Jonathan Gollnitz but he is resting in Gods gentle embrace until we can all be together again. May God Bless his family and friends and bring them peace in this time of sorrow
As an Army mom, my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Please know that his sacrifice did not go unnoticed. Blessing and Peace, Christina Ball, President, Blue Star Mothers of America, NY7
God Bless SGT. Jonathan A. Gollnitz. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. He paid a debt he did not owe, I owe a debt I cannot pay ~ Rest in Peace Brother.
Words can never express the graditude we have for Jonathan Gollnitz, he will always be a hero . Thank You Jonathan Alan, Kim & Boys. We are so sorry to hear the loss of John, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you. R.I.P. Johnathan
I did not know Sgt. Jonathan Gollnitz, but it is with much sadness that I read about his sacrifice for our country. I will forever be grateful to him for his military service and sacrifice he made. May God Bless Jonathan, his family, and military unit. May his son grow always knowing what a hero his father was.
although i hadnt really know you as an adult i remember you as a child..you were a sweet kid ..thank you for your service to this country i know you will protect your family and friends from up above now..my thoughts and prayers to kim and alan ..ill always remember jon
May God always keep this candle burning bright for you and your family.
We, the Patriot Guard Riders are saddened by your great loss, but we are grateful for his uncommon valor, and his proud service to our Nation.
May your loss be tempered with the knowledge that Jonathon was a true American Hero.
We are so sorry for your loss...please accept our condolences. thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.....much love..Annie and Dave
Words cannot even discribe how saddened i am for you &your family..god bless.
We are so sorry for your loss of this young man. God bless.
Carol & Paul Ioannides, Parlin, NJ
The news is spread far and wide
Another comrade has sadly died
A sunset vigil upon the sand
As a soldier leaves this foreign land
We stand alone, and yet as one
In the fading light of a setting sun
We've all gathered to say goodbye
To our fallen comrade who's set to fly
My prayers are for your family to draw close, & be strengthened by God's love. Peace be with all of you.