On this Memorial Day weekend, we were privileged to
visit the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with our son, Lt. Aaron
Burch (USN). While I viewed the rows upon rows of graves I
realized that many of these were killed in action while most served
with honor and returned to live out their days in the freedom that they
themselves had fought for. I don't know the story of YN1
Higginbotham, but from his young age, it could be that he lost his life
while on duty for us.
As we reflected on the ultimate sacrifices made by
those killed in action, we could see at the mouth of the bay a United
States nuclear submarine returning from duty somewhere in the
world. The crew of that submarine are voluntarily and
intentionally serving us and the freedoms we love.
We mourn for the lost and the families that miss
them. We pray for those families that will live day to day
thinking about a loved one lost to war. We pray for those that
are still serving.
Jody and Trisha Kennedy