Tuesday, February 20, 2007

LCPL Daniel Morris remembered in the House of Delegates....

Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), who represents the southern part of Augusta County, moved that the House of Delegates adjourn in the memory of Lance Cpl. Daniel Morris' memory on Monday. Daniel, a 19-year-old Marine from southern Augusta County, was killed in Iraq on Valentine's Day.

Daniel will be buried on Thursday at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Raphine. On that day, the House of Delegates will consider the memoralizing resolution for him, HJ 1007 (Landes, Saxman, Cline).

Today many local SWACers volunteered to hold American flags while the body of Daniel Morris arrived at Henry Funeral Home in Staunton. However, those transporting the body did not call from the road but, instead, after they arrived.

It was the thought, the willingness of so many, that was so touching about the entire thing. Many were rearranging schedules with children, school, work to be on call to stand on the street with an American flag to honor this young man.

The Shenandoah Valley is full of amazing people who support the troops and show it by all they do ... and they support the families of our Armed Forces.

God bless Daniel Morris and his family.

Semper Fi.

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