Saturday, May 29, 2010

Freedom is not free ... moment of silence at 3:00 today for Spc. Joshua Tomlinson

Spc. Joshua Tomlinson, 24, KIA, Afghanistan.

Army Spc. Joshua Tomlinson, 24, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was killed in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, on May 18. His death is why we reflect and honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Pat Austin and other bloggers in Louisiana are asking that we pause for a moment of silence at 2:00 their time, 3:00 Eastern time, to honor this young man and his sacrifice for America.

Spc. Tomlinson was killed in a vehicle bomb blast in Afghanistan. The hearse carrying his body was escorted from the Shreveport airport by law enforcement and the always-faithful Patriot Guard Riders. A candlelight vigil was held last night in his honor ... the funeral service will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in the Shreveport area.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover ordered all city flags to fly at half-staff to honor Spc. Tomlinson who has been posthumously promoted to Sergeant.

Our prayers go out to his family. May America never forget.

For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

1 comment:

Pat Austin Becker said...

Thanks for this!

It's always a sad thing to lose such a promising young life. I'll never get used to it.