Some people live to be 100 and no nothing of honor.
Some people live to be 100 and no nothing of being a warrior of freedom.
Some people live to be 100 and never get the priviledge to know the sacrifice of freedom, honor, and courage. Some people never live.
Your son died living more and experiencing more in life than most people will ever experience in a lifetime.
I know this will not bring your son back, but it may give others the courage and the honor to live. It may give them the strength they need to find their way in life.
I have been trying to teach my stepson about honor, courage, strength, and sacrifice. He is a teenager and does not always understand. I hope you don't mind, but I plan to use the passage above along with your son's obituary to remind him. I am hoping if I frame it and hant it up where he can see it and read it everyday that he will learn honor, strength, courage, and the price of freedom. I am hoping that he will be a decent, courageous, and honorable man that your son was and always will be in everyone's memories. I am truely sorry for your loss, but my heart believes that he is able to give something valuable even though he is gone from us now. The lesson of honor.
My prayers and blessings will always be with you.
Bret Martenson's stepmom
Montour parent and current son in Montour Volleyball