Friday, August 14, 2009

In honor of a fallen soldier from Paris, Texas

Paris said thanks for the ultimate sacrifice

In honor of Jay Hoskins, US Marine, the citizens of Paris, Texas, lined the route from the airport to Fry and Gibbs Funeral home. People held small flags, hung flags on their cars and from bridges to show their appreciation to a young marine who died while serving his country.

I did not know this young man or his family but tears welled in my eyes as I thought that it could have easily been one of my three sons in that coffin. All three served in this war in one capacity or another.

As the hearse passed by it was solemn as people stood with their flags or their hands over their heart in silence watching a fallen soldier pass by slowly.

My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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