Reflect on service next weekend

Published 6:31 am Sunday, May 20, 2012


Major Chris Beese, my friend and your neighbor, flies out of Germany on Memorial Day. That’s ordinary enough, except that this flight will take him to war for the third time.

The selflessness, the sacrifice and the intensity of life that will accompany him for yet another year of combat are unmatched and unknown to others of our generation outside of those like him. I share this because I know him to be a man of his home and his community; and I hope the same bonds that tie him to you, that lead him to this extraordinary flight for us, will sustain him and his family in the difficult year ahead.

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Please join the many who care for the Beeses in reflecting on them today, and in the days to come.


Rick Schwartz

Landstuhl, Germany