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February 09, 2014
Your loss is our loss. Brave men die fighting for others. May your heart be healed and your grief be eased. You and your family our in our prayers.
Major James Ashcraft and family
December 04, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I am Larry Bagby and I am sitting at the family history center and just wondering if you are related to me through Andrew Jackson Ashcraft born 1 May 1840 in kentucky and married to Ellen Martha McClanahan? I am at larrybagby@aol.com Again, so sorry for your loss. Families are indeed forever sealed in our Holy Temples
November 30, 2013
Dear loved ones of Andrew,
It has been nearly six months since this horrific tragedy. My prayer is for you to continue to endure in spite of the emotional pain that greets you each day. May you be comforted in knowing that our heavenly father knows how you feel and listens intently if you call on him and come and pray to him, he listens and will calm your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12
November 30, 2013
To the family and friends of Mr. Ashcraft you have my deepest sympathy for you loss. May the God of comfort ,comfort you in this your time of sorrow. May Mr. Ashcraft sleep in peace.
November 30, 2013
To the family and friends of Mr. Ashcraft you have my deepest sympathy for you loss. May the God of comfort ,comfort you in this your time of sorrow. May Mr. Ashcraft sleep in peace.
November 02, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
September 30, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts.
August 10, 2013

The world is full of men, but what of men noble and true?
Can you say that you have known such a man?
These  men are far too few.
But let me tell you a a story,
About a team of men
Who left behind a legacy 
That will not be forgotten.
Highly trained, 
They  passed every test,
Chosen to fight wild fires, 
They  were called the best.
One scorching June day in 2013,
When a wildfire raged 
The Hotshots were called upon
 To battle the fiery blaze.
Armed with tools and heavy gear, 
 They set out in their prime,
No job too hard for these men,
No hill too tall to climb.
Command  was set, plans were made
To tackle the fire's wrath
But winds shifted unexpectedly
And they were trapped in the fire's path.
19 men were caught that day,
The fire drew quickly near
Though they knew they were truly trapped,
Not a one showed fear.
Dig your shelters, men came the command,
Each one knew what this meant
They dug with haste and with one final look 
They took to their tents.
Then let us look away,
For we cannot bear
What came to each one next,
Each man endured in those fiery moments,
His final Hotshot test.
And when the aid finally found the men,
The blackened landscape bore
The testimony of death everywhere,
And the men who were no more.
Oh children, your father was so brave, 
A man who did his best
In work excelled, he fought to save, 
withstanding every test.
Dear widow, may you never shed 
another tear at some unhappy strife
For you've suffered enough dread
The day your husband lost his life.
Young sweetheart, your hopes and dreams
Lay in ashes,  from the fire's wrath
May you find hope and dream once more 
Though sorrow has changed your path.
Sad mother, your beautiful son, 
your joy and your pride
Whom you succored with patient love,
has bravely lived and bravely died.
Two prayers I pray for you, the first,
Though all hope now seem dim
May you have a hope in God,
And place your trust in Him.
Second, May something good, 
Something beautiful and strong
Emerge from this tragic loss
From something that went so wrong.
Then like a Phoenix from the ashes
May these men and their noble deeds
Live, for love is stronger than death,
In the lives of those who who stop here to read.
-Michelle Kendall and Family, Barnet, Vermont
August 09, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,death leaves a memory no one can steal.*A headstone in ireland.
August 08, 2013
A reflection the voyage.

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