May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Today has different meaning for me than ever before. Last year it frightened me. This year it humbles me. My husband came home from his deployment but 14 other soldiers from Oklahoma's 45th did not. 

* Second Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, of Edmond, on June 29

* Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, of Broken Arrow, on July 29

* Staff Sgt. Kirk Avery Owen, 37, of Sapulpa, on Aug. 2

* Sgt. Anthony Del Mar Peterson, 24, of Chelsea, on Aug. 4

* Second Lt. Joe L. Cunningham, 27, of Kingston, on Aug. 13

* Lt. Damon Leehan, 30, of Moore, on Aug. 14

* Spc. Joshua Michael Seals, 21, of Porter, on Aug. 16

* Pfc. Tony J. Potter Jr., 20, of Okmulgee, on Sept. 9

* Spc. Christopher D. Horton, 26, of Collinsville, on Sept. 9

* Sgt. Bret D. Isenhower, 26, of Lamar, on Sept. 9

* Sgt. Mycal L. Prince, 28, of Minco, on Sept. 15

* Spc. Francisco J. Briseno-Alvarez Jr., 27, of Oklahoma City, on Sept. 25

* Pfc. Sarina Butcher, 19, of Checotah, on Nov. 1

* Spc. Chris Gailey, 26, of Ochelata, on Nov. 1 

We will never forget them or their families. 

Please remember that today is about them and all the other men and women who gave their lives for our country.